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.
Couples
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Couples
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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David Burston
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Before I came to America I worked with soccer teams helping their players deal with anxiety, something I still do. Twice per year I return to England so therefore clients who are relatively independent and not in crisis are the best suited to working with me. Consequently, I do have a network of excellent support therapists who work with some of my clients while I am away. Many of my current clients are not sports people, they often have to cope with big work and home pressures. I try to help them locate their inner resources while maintaining a supportive stance throughout our meeting.
Couples
(424) 276-6390
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Couples
Before I came to America I worked with soccer teams helping their players deal with anxiety, something I still do. Twice per year I return to England so therefore clients who are relatively independent and not in crisis are the best suited to working with me. Consequently, I do have a network of excellent support therapists who work with some of my clients while I am away. Many of my current clients are not sports people, they often have to cope with big work and home pressures. I try to help them locate their inner resources while maintaining a supportive stance throughout our meeting.
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Christina Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
If you don't feel satisfied with your life then why not figure what would make you happy. You may not know what's missing or how to feel better, and that is where therapy is an amazing opportunity. I want to help you discover yourself, embrace your uniqueness, and appreciate why and how you do the things you do. In our work together we will explore your past and help make connections that will allow you to feel more autonomy and control in your life. We will uncover passions and embrace your skills and strengths as a person.
Couples
(424) 570-2234
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Couples
If you don't feel satisfied with your life then why not figure what would make you happy. You may not know what's missing or how to feel better, and that is where therapy is an amazing opportunity. I want to help you discover yourself, embrace your uniqueness, and appreciate why and how you do the things you do. In our work together we will explore your past and help make connections that will allow you to feel more autonomy and control in your life. We will uncover passions and embrace your skills and strengths as a person.
Jessica Ehrman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Making Therapy Fun Therapy for Children, Adolescents, Teens, and Adults. 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 name is Jessica Ehrman and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#116726).
Couples
(949) 539-0259
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Couples
Making Therapy Fun Therapy for Children, Adolescents, Teens, and Adults. 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 name is Jessica Ehrman and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#116726).
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Sunday Sessions In Santa Monica For Couples Communication Help
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CPC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Nothing hurts like constantly stumbling over the same old communication problems with your partner, when all you really want to do is be close. It’s hard to concentrate or have a lightness to the day when relationship struggles drag you down. We fall in love with people who are different enough from us to create a spark. It’s that “completion feeling” of interest & fascination. We feel sad & confused when the spark burns instead of warming us. It’s a baffling betrayal to our emotional logic that we can deeply love someone that we frequently fight with & sometimes emotionally dread.
Couples
(310) 879-1223
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Couples
Nothing hurts like constantly stumbling over the same old communication problems with your partner, when all you really want to do is be close. It’s hard to concentrate or have a lightness to the day when relationship struggles drag you down. We fall in love with people who are different enough from us to create a spark. It’s that “completion feeling” of interest & fascination. We feel sad & confused when the spark burns instead of warming us. It’s a baffling betrayal to our emotional logic that we can deeply love someone that we frequently fight with & sometimes emotionally dread.
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John H Peloian
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY27345) providing Individual, Group and Couples psychotherapy in a private practice setting in West Los Angeles. My approach to therapy is Relational. I find that the exploration of our interpersonal relationships, including the relationship between the therapist and client, can be helpful in overcoming internal conflicts we face in our lives. Furthermore I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process which brings something unique to each patient-therapist relationship. Working together, we can uncover your personal needs and internal struggles, in real time, to better understand how to acknowledge and express these needs in your everyday life.
Couples
(424) 226-3470
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Couples
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY27345) providing Individual, Group and Couples psychotherapy in a private practice setting in West Los Angeles. My approach to therapy is Relational. I find that the exploration of our interpersonal relationships, including the relationship between the therapist and client, can be helpful in overcoming internal conflicts we face in our lives. Furthermore I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process which brings something unique to each patient-therapist relationship. Working together, we can uncover your personal needs and internal struggles, in real time, to better understand how to acknowledge and express these needs in your everyday life.
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Westside Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
If you are looking for long-term change and a team of highly effective therapists, look no further. We believe that therapy begins with finding the right fit with the perfect therapist who takes a collaborative and holistic approach. Our team incorporates techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and motivational therapy. Please contact Shannon Kalberg, LMFT to book a free 20-minute phone consultation.
Couples
(844) 592-0133
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Couples
If you are looking for long-term change and a team of highly effective therapists, look no further. We believe that therapy begins with finding the right fit with the perfect therapist who takes a collaborative and holistic approach. Our team incorporates techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and motivational therapy. Please contact Shannon Kalberg, LMFT to book a free 20-minute phone consultation.
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Justin Mink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I work with clients of all ages, helping them cope with symptoms related to Dual-Diagnosis, Addiction, Mental Illness, and those suffering with Psychogenic Pain (TMS). They want to live day-to-day with out the burden of their mental health condition, preventing them from engaging in a full and productive life.
Couples
(310) 984-7249
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Couples
I work with clients of all ages, helping them cope with symptoms related to Dual-Diagnosis, Addiction, Mental Illness, and those suffering with Psychogenic Pain (TMS). They want to live day-to-day with out the burden of their mental health condition, preventing them from engaging in a full and productive life.
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Nic Harbeck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Self-knowledge is a lifelong journey. The ideal client is one who has willingness to move inward toward self-knowledge. This most effectively occurs as we explore ourselves in relationship to others. The fit between you and your therapist is fundamental to this process. It is imperative for a client to feel safe and supported by their therapist in order to tolerate and receive the compassionate honesty and gentle confronting which are the keys to this transformative work. If you are willing and ready to confront your light and shadow, I welcome you to move inward, together.
Couples
(424) 835-1847
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Couples
Self-knowledge is a lifelong journey. The ideal client is one who has willingness to move inward toward self-knowledge. This most effectively occurs as we explore ourselves in relationship to others. The fit between you and your therapist is fundamental to this process. It is imperative for a client to feel safe and supported by their therapist in order to tolerate and receive the compassionate honesty and gentle confronting which are the keys to this transformative work. If you are willing and ready to confront your light and shadow, I welcome you to move inward, together.
Angela Repetti Miller
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
It may be hard to name: sadness, nervousness, frustration, loneliness, shame. Maybe a mix of those + more. Life maybe brought losses or hardships, causing grief. You’re curious if therapy can help. The therapy relationship is a powerfully healing tool. Feeling safe, heard, + valued can be transformative. I’m Angela, and I’m compassionately curious how your lived experience, including relationships, social forces, and world goings-on, has brought you to this place. Therapy is tailored to your unique needs; no cookie cutter treatment. Consider me an emotional escort lending support as you make your way through an unsure time.
Couples
(310) 742-9493
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Couples
It may be hard to name: sadness, nervousness, frustration, loneliness, shame. Maybe a mix of those + more. Life maybe brought losses or hardships, causing grief. You’re curious if therapy can help. The therapy relationship is a powerfully healing tool. Feeling safe, heard, + valued can be transformative. I’m Angela, and I’m compassionately curious how your lived experience, including relationships, social forces, and world goings-on, has brought you to this place. Therapy is tailored to your unique needs; no cookie cutter treatment. Consider me an emotional escort lending support as you make your way through an unsure time.
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Arezou Yashoua
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90406
Being in the presence of another individual who is accepting, non-judgmental and compassionate allows room for our best self to surface. As a therapist, my goal is to create an environment that is supportive of self-exploration and growth. We will work together to create a safe space for reflection on your experiences in the world. We will derive insight and trace meaning from your experiences, enabling true growth and change.
Couples
(424) 488-0001
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90406
Couples
Being in the presence of another individual who is accepting, non-judgmental and compassionate allows room for our best self to surface. As a therapist, my goal is to create an environment that is supportive of self-exploration and growth. We will work together to create a safe space for reflection on your experiences in the world. We will derive insight and trace meaning from your experiences, enabling true growth and change.
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Benjamin Nakanishi
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Life is often challenging and can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or emotionally overwhelmed. Therapy provides an opportunity to address and work through the difficulties we face so that we can lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life. A vital component of therapy is creating a safe and comfortable environment so that issues can be explored openly and honestly. I provide a collaborative and supportive environment through acceptance, compassion, and genuineness.
Couples
(424) 365-9846
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Couples
Life is often challenging and can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or emotionally overwhelmed. Therapy provides an opportunity to address and work through the difficulties we face so that we can lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life. A vital component of therapy is creating a safe and comfortable environment so that issues can be explored openly and honestly. I provide a collaborative and supportive environment through acceptance, compassion, and genuineness.
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Sandra Sarnoff
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I offer a safe, collaborative, empathic environment where an individual can gradually deal with life's challenges including issues of depression, anxiety, grief/loss, health, trauma and abuse, and life transitions. I listen in a respectful way to help you formulate and work toward your desired goals. In therapy, I partner with you to build on what has worked in your life and to help you understand and transform those thing that have not.
Couples
(310) 736-2811
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Couples
I offer a safe, collaborative, empathic environment where an individual can gradually deal with life's challenges including issues of depression, anxiety, grief/loss, health, trauma and abuse, and life transitions. I listen in a respectful way to help you formulate and work toward your desired goals. In therapy, I partner with you to build on what has worked in your life and to help you understand and transform those thing that have not.
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Yael Sherne
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I take a compassionate and collaborative approach to help individuals, couples, or families on their journeys towards healing and happiness. I know how hard it can be to take the first step towards living the life you truly desire - I will work with you to increase insight and self-awareness so you can begin to live as your authentic self. Whether you struggle with relational issues, emotional pain, past traumas or life transitions, therapy can help. Change and growth are possible, and you don't have to do it alone.
Couples
(323) 615-2017
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Couples
I take a compassionate and collaborative approach to help individuals, couples, or families on their journeys towards healing and happiness. I know how hard it can be to take the first step towards living the life you truly desire - I will work with you to increase insight and self-awareness so you can begin to live as your authentic self. Whether you struggle with relational issues, emotional pain, past traumas or life transitions, therapy can help. Change and growth are possible, and you don't have to do it alone.
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Phaizon R Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
As a psychotherapist, I know that initiating change can be exciting and extremely challenging. I am dedicated to supporting you through the challenges that come along with the excitement of growing and changing. My commitment is to help you understand and accept all aspects of yourself, and to feel more connected to those around you.
Couples
(818) 696-4438
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Couples
As a psychotherapist, I know that initiating change can be exciting and extremely challenging. I am dedicated to supporting you through the challenges that come along with the excitement of growing and changing. My commitment is to help you understand and accept all aspects of yourself, and to feel more connected to those around you.
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Lee Konecke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
ZEN PSYCHOTHERAPY . PERFORMANCE COACHING . MEDITATION . BREATHWORK I primarily work with clients in high-profile and high stress arenas: Artists, Athletes, Executives, Creatives, Entrepreneurs. My clients want to cultivate the mindset and behaviors that contribute growth, healing, love, and creativity, and performance. They are open to the principle that forms of fear and psychological clutter are often the pathways to the above mentioned.
Couples
(323) 795-2409
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Couples
ZEN PSYCHOTHERAPY . PERFORMANCE COACHING . MEDITATION . BREATHWORK I primarily work with clients in high-profile and high stress arenas: Artists, Athletes, Executives, Creatives, Entrepreneurs. My clients want to cultivate the mindset and behaviors that contribute growth, healing, love, and creativity, and performance. They are open to the principle that forms of fear and psychological clutter are often the pathways to the above mentioned.
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Who you are: Between the ages of 25 and 45. Life is "good" ~ not great. You have a sense that things should be a certain way, but they aren't. There is a gap. The gap may be clear ~ it may not. What is clear is that what has worked up until this point won't get you to where you want to be. You are ready for a change.
Couples
(805) 430-3864
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Couples
Who you are: Between the ages of 25 and 45. Life is "good" ~ not great. You have a sense that things should be a certain way, but they aren't. There is a gap. The gap may be clear ~ it may not. What is clear is that what has worked up until this point won't get you to where you want to be. You are ready for a change.
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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.
Couples
(424) 543-6324
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Couples
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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Meg Kuroda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I became a psychotherapist because I wanted to be "that someone" I always wished I had in my life. Someone who believes in you when you lose hope in yourself, and get stuck in what seems like perpetual darkness. I feel that my job is to help shed the first stream of light into the darkness, so together, we can see the bigger picture. Collaboratively, we'll explore your hopes, dreams, and goals. I will help you navigate, and walk by your side, until you reach them, or you are confident enough to do it alone.
Couples
(310) 910-9615
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Couples
I became a psychotherapist because I wanted to be "that someone" I always wished I had in my life. Someone who believes in you when you lose hope in yourself, and get stuck in what seems like perpetual darkness. I feel that my job is to help shed the first stream of light into the darkness, so together, we can see the bigger picture. Collaboratively, we'll explore your hopes, dreams, and goals. I will help you navigate, and walk by your side, until you reach them, or you are confident enough to do it alone.
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Leona Esmaeily
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
Couples
(213) 320-6068
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Couples
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.

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Couples Therapists
If you're looking for couples therapists in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica couples therapist these professionals provide couples therapy in Santa Monica. Couples counseling can be effective and saves many relationships, but if you're part of a couple in distress remember that the sooner you get help, the more likely couples counseling will bring about a positive result.

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.