Dr. Judi Bloom
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I help individuals and couples change their habits, patterns, and perspective in order to lead a more satisfying life. In addition to treating depression, anxiety, and addiction, I specialize in working with people facing midlife transitions--divorce, parenting challenges, career change, empty nest, grief. I don't just sit and listen; I actively engage you in the therapeutic process to make the concrete changes you desire in your life.I tailor therapy to the individual rather than "one size fits all", and also offer hypnotherapy. I can also help with issues around sexual harassment or abuse.
(310) 919-7834
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I help individuals and couples change their habits, patterns, and perspective in order to lead a more satisfying life. In addition to treating depression, anxiety, and addiction, I specialize in working with people facing midlife transitions--divorce, parenting challenges, career change, empty nest, grief. I don't just sit and listen; I actively engage you in the therapeutic process to make the concrete changes you desire in your life.I tailor therapy to the individual rather than "one size fits all", and also offer hypnotherapy. I can also help with issues around sexual harassment or abuse.
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Mark B. Copeland
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
At various times in their lives people need help in recognizing what they want and are not getting. In an atmosphere of safety and support, we will look at patterns and beliefs that prevent each person from feeling cohesive and understood. We will also look at patterns that trigger feelings of depression, anger and anxiety, as well as longings that may be shameful and out of awareness. With support and understanding shame can be dealt with and reduced leading to a life that is less isolated and anxiety ridden.
(424) 294-8921
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
At various times in their lives people need help in recognizing what they want and are not getting. In an atmosphere of safety and support, we will look at patterns and beliefs that prevent each person from feeling cohesive and understood. We will also look at patterns that trigger feelings of depression, anger and anxiety, as well as longings that may be shameful and out of awareness. With support and understanding shame can be dealt with and reduced leading to a life that is less isolated and anxiety ridden.
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David W. Schreiber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PsyD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My specialties include depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, and complex PTSD.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, traumatized, afraid? Therapy is an opportunity to explore, understand, and eventually integrate these emotions, leading to relief from the debilitating impact they can have on our lives. Together, we create a unique therapeutic relationship in which we safely explore and make sense of your feelings and experiences, and in the process, help you find more meaning and happiness in your life and in your relationships. Whether this is your first time in therapy, or you are continuing the process, I am confident psychotherapy can provide relief from your suffering.
(310) 503-1767
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
My specialties include depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, and complex PTSD.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, traumatized, afraid? Therapy is an opportunity to explore, understand, and eventually integrate these emotions, leading to relief from the debilitating impact they can have on our lives. Together, we create a unique therapeutic relationship in which we safely explore and make sense of your feelings and experiences, and in the process, help you find more meaning and happiness in your life and in your relationships. Whether this is your first time in therapy, or you are continuing the process, I am confident psychotherapy can provide relief from your suffering.
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Nicole Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling to find the motivation or focus to get through daily tasks? Do you feel like you are going through life alone or unsure about who you are? Or do you simply just need someone to listen and talk to? If so, I am here to help you. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults with severe depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, as well as families and couples trying to improve their overall relationship and communication with one another. I also provide therapy for grief/loss, trauma, relationship issues, self-acceptance, and identity issues.
(323) 498-1297
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling to find the motivation or focus to get through daily tasks? Do you feel like you are going through life alone or unsure about who you are? Or do you simply just need someone to listen and talk to? If so, I am here to help you. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults with severe depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, as well as families and couples trying to improve their overall relationship and communication with one another. I also provide therapy for grief/loss, trauma, relationship issues, self-acceptance, and identity issues.
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Ladan Abdollahi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Life can be complicated, overwhelming and unpredictable at times. These pressures and demands can be chaotic and cause one to feel anxious, inadequate, depressed, or stuck. These very feelings can impact our functioning, relationships with others and how we view ourselves. While we cannot change the nature of things, we can change how we react. With practice, we can learn how to manage life’s challenges by developing resilience, and learning healthy coping strategies. Therapy is a gift to the self. When we develop a deeper understanding, we have the power to change, find our voice and not let life just happen.
(323) 690-1837
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Life can be complicated, overwhelming and unpredictable at times. These pressures and demands can be chaotic and cause one to feel anxious, inadequate, depressed, or stuck. These very feelings can impact our functioning, relationships with others and how we view ourselves. While we cannot change the nature of things, we can change how we react. With practice, we can learn how to manage life’s challenges by developing resilience, and learning healthy coping strategies. Therapy is a gift to the self. When we develop a deeper understanding, we have the power to change, find our voice and not let life just happen.
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Melissa Zuza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Whether recovering from trauma, dealing with depression, anxiety, abandonment, autoimmune diseases, chronic illness or any emotional challenges, I feel it is critical that each persons inner voice be identified and fostered to grow.
It is my belief that one of the greatest challenges we all face is recognizing and connecting to the strength to grow that lies within each of us. I enjoy helping adults and children connect to a strong solid base within themselves while developing tools they can use throughout their lifetime. I believe the strength to heal lies within each of us and can often be accessed through the deep and sacred bond that develops throughout the therapeutic process.
(626) 513-4074 x114
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Whether recovering from trauma, dealing with depression, anxiety, abandonment, autoimmune diseases, chronic illness or any emotional challenges, I feel it is critical that each persons inner voice be identified and fostered to grow.
It is my belief that one of the greatest challenges we all face is recognizing and connecting to the strength to grow that lies within each of us. I enjoy helping adults and children connect to a strong solid base within themselves while developing tools they can use throughout their lifetime. I believe the strength to heal lies within each of us and can often be accessed through the deep and sacred bond that develops throughout the therapeutic process.
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Sum Yee Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
As an Asian woman who has straddled two cultures for many years, I have a deep understanding of the struggles Asian women and men face in relationships, family life, and the workplace. I also know that our unique cultural history and cultural norms can present so many obstacles to healing emotional injuries and finding emotional health. If you are feeling lonely and isolated, anxious and guilty, inadequate, overwhelmed, conflicted, or depressed, I understand. And I have the experience to help you find concrete, practical solutions to these emotional challenges, yielding timely results. I am fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
(310) 943-9008
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
As an Asian woman who has straddled two cultures for many years, I have a deep understanding of the struggles Asian women and men face in relationships, family life, and the workplace. I also know that our unique cultural history and cultural norms can present so many obstacles to healing emotional injuries and finding emotional health. If you are feeling lonely and isolated, anxious and guilty, inadequate, overwhelmed, conflicted, or depressed, I understand. And I have the experience to help you find concrete, practical solutions to these emotional challenges, yielding timely results. I am fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
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Blythe Million
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Together we will help you learn how to handle difficult emotions, understand your behaviors and intentions, treat yourself with kindness and overcome anxiety and depression, through a combination of mindfulness techniques, insight, homework, and talk therapy.
It is the goal of us all to have the chance to live in the wonder of our real selves. But we often find ourselves in an outside life that doesn't match the inside one. We can spend years struggling with making decisions, dealing with sadness and anger, anxiety and grief, as well as distrust, fear and longing, all overwhelming feelings and the behavior that goes with them, not knowing how to change but knowing we must. My job is to help you get back to and live the wonder that is the real you.
(310) 359-9380
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Together we will help you learn how to handle difficult emotions, understand your behaviors and intentions, treat yourself with kindness and overcome anxiety and depression, through a combination of mindfulness techniques, insight, homework, and talk therapy.
It is the goal of us all to have the chance to live in the wonder of our real selves. But we often find ourselves in an outside life that doesn't match the inside one. We can spend years struggling with making decisions, dealing with sadness and anger, anxiety and grief, as well as distrust, fear and longing, all overwhelming feelings and the behavior that goes with them, not knowing how to change but knowing we must. My job is to help you get back to and live the wonder that is the real you.
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Clear Mind Treatment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Our licensed and Joint Commission accredited program is designed to break through treatment resistant depression, pain, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder using a combination of scientifically validated therapies and treatments.
This program contains an in-person component and a telemedicine component, but is ultimately tailored to meet your individual needs. Depending on your needs, this may consist of some combination of ketamine/esketamine, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, neurofeedback, group therapy (including couples and family therapy), individual therapy, mindfulness, and hypnotherapy. Note that while some of these modalities are optional, attending group therapy is an insurance-mandated requirement to attend our program.
(424) 328-5535
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Our licensed and Joint Commission accredited program is designed to break through treatment resistant depression, pain, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder using a combination of scientifically validated therapies and treatments.
This program contains an in-person component and a telemedicine component, but is ultimately tailored to meet your individual needs. Depending on your needs, this may consist of some combination of ketamine/esketamine, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, neurofeedback, group therapy (including couples and family therapy), individual therapy, mindfulness, and hypnotherapy. Note that while some of these modalities are optional, attending group therapy is an insurance-mandated requirement to attend our program.
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Stefanie Glass-Ames
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
I am a highly skilled, warm and trustworthy therapist passionate about supporting and enhancing the quality of individuals' lives. Whether you or your teens are experiencing depression or anxiety, feeling ambivalent about a current relationship, or living with a child who has Asperger's, together we will work to develop realistic goals, sensible solutions and a greater sense of confidence toward handling life's inevitable challenges. For the past 20+ years I have worked well with individuals, couples and families to resolve problems that stem from current daily life stressors to past dysfunctional family experiences.
(323) 483-6335
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
I am a highly skilled, warm and trustworthy therapist passionate about supporting and enhancing the quality of individuals' lives. Whether you or your teens are experiencing depression or anxiety, feeling ambivalent about a current relationship, or living with a child who has Asperger's, together we will work to develop realistic goals, sensible solutions and a greater sense of confidence toward handling life's inevitable challenges. For the past 20+ years I have worked well with individuals, couples and families to resolve problems that stem from current daily life stressors to past dysfunctional family experiences.
Stefani Reitter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Some of my areas of specialization are: couples, trauma, depression, anxiety, LGBT, mood disorders, divorce and blended families, perinatal therapy, and addiction recovery.
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
(424) 326-0125
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Some of my areas of specialization are: couples, trauma, depression, anxiety, LGBT, mood disorders, divorce and blended families, perinatal therapy, and addiction recovery.
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
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Sam Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as adults in group therapy addressing such issues as depression, anxiety, grief, issues pertaining to sexuality and gender identity, relationship and phase of life issues, and trauma.
The relationship between client and therapist is essential for meaningful work to take place. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, realness, with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to truly face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, and rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses the world around us as we continue to grow. In our work we will focus on the present and past to discover and adapt what hasn’t historically worked for you, as you navigate relationships, life stressors, and change.
(424) 310-1203
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as adults in group therapy addressing such issues as depression, anxiety, grief, issues pertaining to sexuality and gender identity, relationship and phase of life issues, and trauma.
The relationship between client and therapist is essential for meaningful work to take place. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, realness, with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to truly face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, and rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses the world around us as we continue to grow. In our work we will focus on the present and past to discover and adapt what hasn’t historically worked for you, as you navigate relationships, life stressors, and change.
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Inessa Manevich
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I offer a personalized, highly-trained approach to psychotherapy. My work is characterized by intuition, compassion, optimism and collaboration. I pride myself on being approachable and try to be straightforward and encouraging. I specialize in showing individuals how to reach their full potential, and achieve their own definition of success. I work with individuals, couples, families, kids and adolescents who are struggling with various life's difficulties. My personal specialties include relationship issues, parenting skills, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, Asperger Syndrome, self-esteem issues and women's issues.
(310) 736-2707
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I offer a personalized, highly-trained approach to psychotherapy. My work is characterized by intuition, compassion, optimism and collaboration. I pride myself on being approachable and try to be straightforward and encouraging. I specialize in showing individuals how to reach their full potential, and achieve their own definition of success. I work with individuals, couples, families, kids and adolescents who are struggling with various life's difficulties. My personal specialties include relationship issues, parenting skills, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, Asperger Syndrome, self-esteem issues and women's issues.
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Darcy Lubbers
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, ATR-BC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Publishing credits include *Adult Art Psychotherapy: Issues and Applications, articles for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, B'Sherit Integrative Oncology Services and the American Holistic Nurses Association's.
My work as a marriage and family therapist, clinical art therapist and somatic psychotherapist is integrative, interactive, and holistic. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in private practice, residential and outpatient treatment, I offer pathways to healing and well-being within the context of a safe and supportive environment. In my work with individuals, couples and families, treatment specialties include the healing of communication and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and personal illness, grief and loss.
(310) 896-8889
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Publishing credits include *Adult Art Psychotherapy: Issues and Applications, articles for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, B'Sherit Integrative Oncology Services and the American Holistic Nurses Association's.
My work as a marriage and family therapist, clinical art therapist and somatic psychotherapist is integrative, interactive, and holistic. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in private practice, residential and outpatient treatment, I offer pathways to healing and well-being within the context of a safe and supportive environment. In my work with individuals, couples and families, treatment specialties include the healing of communication and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and personal illness, grief and loss.
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Don M Goodman Inc
Psychologist, PhD, CCHt, CDMHRS Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
I believe anxiety and stress to be the foundation of many issues we all face. My first goal is to help my patients reduce stress thereby decreasing chronic pain, depression and even the ravages of disease and illness. By developing rapport and trust and then utilizing healthy coping skills, the goal of anxiety reduction can be achieved. Its important to remember that we are engaged in a collaborative process where we learn to accept, resolve, move on and let go. I find that mindfulness, meditation and breathing is highly effective in decreasing anxiety and depression.
(818) 462-8293
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
I believe anxiety and stress to be the foundation of many issues we all face. My first goal is to help my patients reduce stress thereby decreasing chronic pain, depression and even the ravages of disease and illness. By developing rapport and trust and then utilizing healthy coping skills, the goal of anxiety reduction can be achieved. Its important to remember that we are engaged in a collaborative process where we learn to accept, resolve, move on and let go. I find that mindfulness, meditation and breathing is highly effective in decreasing anxiety and depression.
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Nancy Anne Svetlecic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I have special training with Grief/Loss, Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, and can include spirituality, if desired.
Marriage and Family Therapists work to improve relationships with self and others. So no matter what you are experiencing at this time, I can assist you with greater self awareness while also enhancing relationships in your life. Authentic relationship begins with yourself. Let me assist you, so that you can move forward with purpose and intentionality to be the best you can be in relationship with yourself and with others. Together, we can work to improve the meaningfulness of your life.
(424) 342-8184
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I have special training with Grief/Loss, Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, and can include spirituality, if desired.
Marriage and Family Therapists work to improve relationships with self and others. So no matter what you are experiencing at this time, I can assist you with greater self awareness while also enhancing relationships in your life. Authentic relationship begins with yourself. Let me assist you, so that you can move forward with purpose and intentionality to be the best you can be in relationship with yourself and with others. Together, we can work to improve the meaningfulness of your life.
Kyana Barakett
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Do you find yourself at a loss for how to cope with your circumstances? You may find yourself in repetitive cycles or re-experiencing similar conflicts. In our work, we can explore how your internal world influences the external, and help you to name and integrate feelings and experiences that can be challenging to identify alone. Depression, anger, anxiety, or other feelings that are driving you to seek therapy are all messages to you. Together, we can begin to understand them.
(310) 314-5067
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Do you find yourself at a loss for how to cope with your circumstances? You may find yourself in repetitive cycles or re-experiencing similar conflicts. In our work, we can explore how your internal world influences the external, and help you to name and integrate feelings and experiences that can be challenging to identify alone. Depression, anger, anxiety, or other feelings that are driving you to seek therapy are all messages to you. Together, we can begin to understand them.
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Claudia Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Seeking therapy isn't easy, so I want to commend you for taking a step on this journey. I have a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from Cal State University Fullerton. I have been in practice for over 12+ years, with 5 of those years being in Colombia. I treat adults with a broad range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, family and relationship problems, life transitions, and stress management. I also have been providing counseling to those interested in improving communication skills and self-esteem, working through lifestyle changes, and improving quality of life overall.
(310) 953-3075
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Seeking therapy isn't easy, so I want to commend you for taking a step on this journey. I have a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from Cal State University Fullerton. I have been in practice for over 12+ years, with 5 of those years being in Colombia. I treat adults with a broad range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, family and relationship problems, life transitions, and stress management. I also have been providing counseling to those interested in improving communication skills and self-esteem, working through lifestyle changes, and improving quality of life overall.
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Katrina Paulino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Utilizing EMDR & other approaches, I work with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as those going through life transitions looking for change. Because healing and growth occur interpersonally, therapy can be an impactful addition to one's life during difficult and challenging times. If you're feeling overwhelmed by emotions or stress, or feel like you're current life is being impacted by past events, there is absolutely hope out there. Many of the leading brain-body therapies now available are targeted for these types of experiences.
(323) 431-5418
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Utilizing EMDR & other approaches, I work with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as those going through life transitions looking for change. Because healing and growth occur interpersonally, therapy can be an impactful addition to one's life during difficult and challenging times. If you're feeling overwhelmed by emotions or stress, or feel like you're current life is being impacted by past events, there is absolutely hope out there. Many of the leading brain-body therapies now available are targeted for these types of experiences.
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Nelida Padron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I provide mental health services throughout the state of California, online via telehealth and specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression and Life Transitions.
Frustrated by life’s stumbling blocks? Feeling stuck on your path to success in business, love or life? I can help you untangle the messiness and create a life that feels authentically your own so you don’t have to go through this journey alone. When looking at your needs, I take all parts of your life into consideration. This includes your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual experiences to help you identify ways to develop a healthier relationship with yourself and others. I also invite conversations about how systemic and intergenerational cultural factors impact your presenting concerns while establishing a sense of safety.
(626) 314-7808
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I provide mental health services throughout the state of California, online via telehealth and specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression and Life Transitions.
Frustrated by life’s stumbling blocks? Feeling stuck on your path to success in business, love or life? I can help you untangle the messiness and create a life that feels authentically your own so you don’t have to go through this journey alone. When looking at your needs, I take all parts of your life into consideration. This includes your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual experiences to help you identify ways to develop a healthier relationship with yourself and others. I also invite conversations about how systemic and intergenerational cultural factors impact your presenting concerns while establishing a sense of safety.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Santa Monica. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.