Lydia Kosinar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
As a marriage and family therapist, I believe that with a strong therapeutic relationship and using the treatment modalities that best fit your needs you can overcome your struggles and live life to its fullest potential. I am experienced in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Psychodynamic, Mindfulness and Client-Oriented therapeutic techniques to assist individuals, children, couples, or families to improve their ability to manage stress, depressive symptoms and anxiety, cope with emotional difficulties, relapse prevention issues, develop insight and improve their communications.
(323) 379-1328
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
As a marriage and family therapist, I believe that with a strong therapeutic relationship and using the treatment modalities that best fit your needs you can overcome your struggles and live life to its fullest potential. I am experienced in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Psychodynamic, Mindfulness and Client-Oriented therapeutic techniques to assist individuals, children, couples, or families to improve their ability to manage stress, depressive symptoms and anxiety, cope with emotional difficulties, relapse prevention issues, develop insight and improve their communications.
Parisa Frost
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, ATR-P , EMDR Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I offer trauma-informed integrative psychotherapy for individuals and couples using mindfulness-based CBT/DBT/ACT, narrative, and somatic techniques.
Are you interested in exploring personal relationships, identities, or sexual issues from an open-minded and culturally sensitive perspective? Do you have past sexual traumas, toxic relationships, or codependency patterns that you would like to discuss in an objective and nonjudgemental space? When you allocate time to speak freely about these issues, you empower yourself to navigate any negative patterns or relationship dynamics from a place of clarity, compassion, and curiosity - instead of criticism. We will collaborate on the best way to unpack and understand your story from a growth mindset that is sustainable + strength-based!
(424) 417-6077
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I offer trauma-informed integrative psychotherapy for individuals and couples using mindfulness-based CBT/DBT/ACT, narrative, and somatic techniques.
Are you interested in exploring personal relationships, identities, or sexual issues from an open-minded and culturally sensitive perspective? Do you have past sexual traumas, toxic relationships, or codependency patterns that you would like to discuss in an objective and nonjudgemental space? When you allocate time to speak freely about these issues, you empower yourself to navigate any negative patterns or relationship dynamics from a place of clarity, compassion, and curiosity - instead of criticism. We will collaborate on the best way to unpack and understand your story from a growth mindset that is sustainable + strength-based!
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Nancy Hyland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I have specialized training in EMDR, which was designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories; DBT which helps identify thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that make life harder; Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which is a body-centered therapy that can help relieve the negative effects of trauma and emotional pain.
Life is challenging, especially when you are overwhelmed by distressing thoughts and feelings. Whether you're dealing with a past trauma or current stressor, I can help relieve persistent sadness, grief or anxiety. I have extensive experience utilizing the latest techniques, based in neuroscience, to assist people struggling with emotional distress, low self esteem, relationship issues, trauma & violence, disordered eating & substance abuse. I can help ensure your past doesn't dictate your future, as together we address the underlying causes of your distress, in a safe and supportive environment that honors your individual needs, values, beliefs, and goals.
(310) 494-7127
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I have specialized training in EMDR, which was designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories; DBT which helps identify thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that make life harder; Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which is a body-centered therapy that can help relieve the negative effects of trauma and emotional pain.
Life is challenging, especially when you are overwhelmed by distressing thoughts and feelings. Whether you're dealing with a past trauma or current stressor, I can help relieve persistent sadness, grief or anxiety. I have extensive experience utilizing the latest techniques, based in neuroscience, to assist people struggling with emotional distress, low self esteem, relationship issues, trauma & violence, disordered eating & substance abuse. I can help ensure your past doesn't dictate your future, as together we address the underlying causes of your distress, in a safe and supportive environment that honors your individual needs, values, beliefs, and goals.
Dhanya Murali
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I use evidence-based techniques and modalities such as CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, play/art, mindfulness, and existential therapies.
Life can be tricky, but also a beautiful journey of learning, growing, and experiencing change. You may wish to cope with conflict better, have a hard time resisting temptation, or frequently feel overwhelmed. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can be your true self. Through learning and practicing the art of self-compassion, we will work together to help navigate the challenges you're facing. As your emotional tour guide, I can bring awareness to perspectives you may be missing and provide tools that will be forever useful. Clients say that I make sessions fun without sacrificing the hard work that can change your life.
(818) 647-9256
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I use evidence-based techniques and modalities such as CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, play/art, mindfulness, and existential therapies.
Life can be tricky, but also a beautiful journey of learning, growing, and experiencing change. You may wish to cope with conflict better, have a hard time resisting temptation, or frequently feel overwhelmed. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can be your true self. Through learning and practicing the art of self-compassion, we will work together to help navigate the challenges you're facing. As your emotional tour guide, I can bring awareness to perspectives you may be missing and provide tools that will be forever useful. Clients say that I make sessions fun without sacrificing the hard work that can change your life.
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Rebecca Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I come from a Health at Every Size (HAES) background and utilize aspects of EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Parts work (IFS) to guide your treatment and achieve your goals.
What core beliefs do you feel you may have internalized about yourself over the years? We live in a society that often perpetuates feelings of “I’m not good enough” or “it’ll never get better”. I specialize working with Trauma, Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety and Substance Use and I hope to support you in exploring the source of your symptoms in order to foster long term, true healing. I’m here to help you challenge old beliefs that you may have internalized about yourself or the world around you, and provide a place of safety and comfort to reflect and reprocess experiences that may keep you feeling "stuck".
(310) 986-3282
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I come from a Health at Every Size (HAES) background and utilize aspects of EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Parts work (IFS) to guide your treatment and achieve your goals.
What core beliefs do you feel you may have internalized about yourself over the years? We live in a society that often perpetuates feelings of “I’m not good enough” or “it’ll never get better”. I specialize working with Trauma, Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety and Substance Use and I hope to support you in exploring the source of your symptoms in order to foster long term, true healing. I’m here to help you challenge old beliefs that you may have internalized about yourself or the world around you, and provide a place of safety and comfort to reflect and reprocess experiences that may keep you feeling "stuck".
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Amada Battista
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Not accepting new clients
EMDR certified therapist, trained in Memory Reconsolidation Flash Technique & EMDR, EMDR Attachment-Focused Model to heal the Parent and the Child, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Trauma Resiliency Model Level, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology interventions, Attachment in Couple Therapy, and Gottman Method.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I will collaborate with you in developing problem-solving skills to enhance the coping strategies that will help you deal with depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and other anxiety-producing experiences. I focus on understanding your symptoms within the context of your interpersonal relationships.
(424) 383-7690
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Not accepting new clients
EMDR certified therapist, trained in Memory Reconsolidation Flash Technique & EMDR, EMDR Attachment-Focused Model to heal the Parent and the Child, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Trauma Resiliency Model Level, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology interventions, Attachment in Couple Therapy, and Gottman Method.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I will collaborate with you in developing problem-solving skills to enhance the coping strategies that will help you deal with depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and other anxiety-producing experiences. I focus on understanding your symptoms within the context of your interpersonal relationships.
Alice Kuhns
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I mainly pull from Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in certain patterns, clouded by emotions that are difficult to understand? Are you hoping to gain insight on how your past experiences influence the present? Maybe you are looking for practical coping skills to manage the challenges that come with day-to-day life? Whatever it may be that brought you into therapy, my number one priority is ensuring that you feel safe, supported, and validated.
(310) 742-9396
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I mainly pull from Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in certain patterns, clouded by emotions that are difficult to understand? Are you hoping to gain insight on how your past experiences influence the present? Maybe you are looking for practical coping skills to manage the challenges that come with day-to-day life? Whatever it may be that brought you into therapy, my number one priority is ensuring that you feel safe, supported, and validated.
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Georgea Robin Muschel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I have additional training in Gestalt Therapy, Stress Management, CBT/DBT and EMDR.
I am interested in seeing anyone who needs help with major life transitions or who is in the midst of a life crisis. I also encourage people who are not in crisis but interested in improving the quality of their life and to enhance their overall well being. Besides being in private practice I have also worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. I believe in using an eclectic approach, with a multitude of modalities, to help people, in a safe setting, clarify their issues, gain greater insight and assist them in finding their own solutions and coping skills. Most of my clients report feeling better in a short time.
(310) 494-2973
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I have additional training in Gestalt Therapy, Stress Management, CBT/DBT and EMDR.
I am interested in seeing anyone who needs help with major life transitions or who is in the midst of a life crisis. I also encourage people who are not in crisis but interested in improving the quality of their life and to enhance their overall well being. Besides being in private practice I have also worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. I believe in using an eclectic approach, with a multitude of modalities, to help people, in a safe setting, clarify their issues, gain greater insight and assist them in finding their own solutions and coping skills. Most of my clients report feeling better in a short time.
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Kara Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I'm a DBT-Linehan Board Certified Clinician and use DBT, CBT, and Motivational Interviewing to guide my therapeutic practice.
I believe that everyone is doing the best they can with the skills they have at the time. If you feel like the ways you are coping aren't working well enough anymore or that difficult emotions are getting in the way, let's talk. As a therapist, I want to meet you where you are and at the same time empower you to make changes that will reduce suffering and increase fulfillment. It is important to me to understand your world and help you create a life worth living. I use a balance of compassionate, nonjudgmental support and straightforward feedback, helping you gain more tools to cope with life on life's terms.
(310) 340-2099
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I'm a DBT-Linehan Board Certified Clinician and use DBT, CBT, and Motivational Interviewing to guide my therapeutic practice.
I believe that everyone is doing the best they can with the skills they have at the time. If you feel like the ways you are coping aren't working well enough anymore or that difficult emotions are getting in the way, let's talk. As a therapist, I want to meet you where you are and at the same time empower you to make changes that will reduce suffering and increase fulfillment. It is important to me to understand your world and help you create a life worth living. I use a balance of compassionate, nonjudgmental support and straightforward feedback, helping you gain more tools to cope with life on life's terms.
Stephanie Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90406
Offers online therapy
I combine my previous experience with mindfulness, meditation, and Jungian psychology in my therapeutic approach, incorporating them with interventions from orientations such as CBT and DBT.
I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, with a specialization in Spiritual and Depth Psychology. While at Antioch, I studied Tibetan Buddhism in France, exploring its applications to the therapeutic process, and also in San Paulo, Brazil studying the connection between spirituality and medicine. I am also a Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician. I bring what I learned and incorporate elements as needed into the therapeutic process, with the goal of creating a unique approach based on what the client needs. I have previously worked in community mental health care and treatment center settings.
(323) 765-3712
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Santa Monica, CA 90406
Offers online therapy
I combine my previous experience with mindfulness, meditation, and Jungian psychology in my therapeutic approach, incorporating them with interventions from orientations such as CBT and DBT.
I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, with a specialization in Spiritual and Depth Psychology. While at Antioch, I studied Tibetan Buddhism in France, exploring its applications to the therapeutic process, and also in San Paulo, Brazil studying the connection between spirituality and medicine. I am also a Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician. I bring what I learned and incorporate elements as needed into the therapeutic process, with the goal of creating a unique approach based on what the client needs. I have previously worked in community mental health care and treatment center settings.
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Jenna Stark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, LICSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindful Self Compassion and Motivational Interviewing into my sessions.
Starting therapy can be an exciting and daunting process. Working with a therapist allows you to have an unbiased third party listen to your story, validate your emotions and help foster and provide insight and support. Therapy can help you learn new strategies and techniques to help you better tolerate distress and view thoughts, feelings and situations differently. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where we can work together to identify and process issues you have been facing.
(424) 543-7247
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindful Self Compassion and Motivational Interviewing into my sessions.
Starting therapy can be an exciting and daunting process. Working with a therapist allows you to have an unbiased third party listen to your story, validate your emotions and help foster and provide insight and support. Therapy can help you learn new strategies and techniques to help you better tolerate distress and view thoughts, feelings and situations differently. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where we can work together to identify and process issues you have been facing.
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Diana Beck
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I take a comprehensive approach to therapy by assessing your initial needs and creating a safe space so we can work towards set goals. Together we will identify and nurture your strengths. I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and I work from an integrative framework, combining mindfulness and strengths based approaches. I also incorporate somatic work, relaxation training, and stress management skills.
(818) 918-3010
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I take a comprehensive approach to therapy by assessing your initial needs and creating a safe space so we can work towards set goals. Together we will identify and nurture your strengths. I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and I work from an integrative framework, combining mindfulness and strengths based approaches. I also incorporate somatic work, relaxation training, and stress management skills.
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Jannell Victoria Greene Banchik
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I co-mingle EMDR trauma healing, mindfulness and somatic therapies with Narrative, DBT and Emotionally Focused attachment Therapies.
Being human is exciting and beautiful... and challenging! My work is grounded in respect and empathy for how individuals, couples, and families pave a path in life. Together we make change possible by bringing your unique, personal knowledge and experience into awareness, and then moving through the stuckness of unkind thoughts or feelings of powerlessness before problems. Together we will work to reconnect you to the whole experience of being human: feeling emotions, attuning to thoughts and beliefs, creating healthy relationships, and recognizing you whole life story is one of strength, resilience and moments of joy.
(424) 610-8971
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I co-mingle EMDR trauma healing, mindfulness and somatic therapies with Narrative, DBT and Emotionally Focused attachment Therapies.
Being human is exciting and beautiful... and challenging! My work is grounded in respect and empathy for how individuals, couples, and families pave a path in life. Together we make change possible by bringing your unique, personal knowledge and experience into awareness, and then moving through the stuckness of unkind thoughts or feelings of powerlessness before problems. Together we will work to reconnect you to the whole experience of being human: feeling emotions, attuning to thoughts and beliefs, creating healthy relationships, and recognizing you whole life story is one of strength, resilience and moments of joy.
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Ryan Scott Brewer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am trained in the trauma models TRM & CRM, as well as DBT, and actively pursue ongoing education (currently in EMDR).
So many of us come to therapy because we are hurting. Whether this hurt manifests as relationship issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, or stress about world events, I love helping people discover their inner strengths by healing the parts inside that hurt. Wounds from the past, coupled with internal conflict and judgements about self and others stifle one's ability to grow and change. By compassionately healing these wounds and releasing judgments we quite naturally feel more whole, connected, and joyful! In this space we are free to create the life we want.
(323) 616-2236
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am trained in the trauma models TRM & CRM, as well as DBT, and actively pursue ongoing education (currently in EMDR).
So many of us come to therapy because we are hurting. Whether this hurt manifests as relationship issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, or stress about world events, I love helping people discover their inner strengths by healing the parts inside that hurt. Wounds from the past, coupled with internal conflict and judgements about self and others stifle one's ability to grow and change. By compassionately healing these wounds and releasing judgments we quite naturally feel more whole, connected, and joyful! In this space we are free to create the life we want.
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Tara Sindler, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Not accepting new clients
Hello, welcome to my personal profile. I specialize in the treatment of overcontrolled and undercontrolled emotional styles. I offer a blend of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Somatic Experiencing with spirituality interventions to help you get comfortable in your own skin. I believe that we are human animals that have lost the sense of our body's wisdom for various reasons. This work can support you in coming home to yourself, maybe for the first time. Building resilience in the body can remove pathology from experience, set the conditions for increased self-compassion and cultivate the ability to make wise choices.
(424) 219-7572
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Not accepting new clients
Hello, welcome to my personal profile. I specialize in the treatment of overcontrolled and undercontrolled emotional styles. I offer a blend of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Somatic Experiencing with spirituality interventions to help you get comfortable in your own skin. I believe that we are human animals that have lost the sense of our body's wisdom for various reasons. This work can support you in coming home to yourself, maybe for the first time. Building resilience in the body can remove pathology from experience, set the conditions for increased self-compassion and cultivate the ability to make wise choices.
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Janeen Locker
Psychologist, PhD, EMDR Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice with over 28 years of education and experience. I provide an opportunity to make changes in your life even if you have tried therapy before. My training has been in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis and EMDR (Level 1 and 2 EMDRIA certified practitioner). I have completed both APA approved predoctoral and postdoctoral interships through Yale University. Please call to arrange an appointment if you are interested in working through patterns, gaining new tools and making changes.
(310) 850-3933
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice with over 28 years of education and experience. I provide an opportunity to make changes in your life even if you have tried therapy before. My training has been in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis and EMDR (Level 1 and 2 EMDRIA certified practitioner). I have completed both APA approved predoctoral and postdoctoral interships through Yale University. Please call to arrange an appointment if you are interested in working through patterns, gaining new tools and making changes.
Karen Clay Beck
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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.
(310) 807-1866
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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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Janae Borrego
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices such as SFT, CBT, DBT, EMDR & mindfulness strategies.
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions and addiction. I enjoy providing support to the LGBTQI+ community and practice an open-minded sex-positive approach to individuals and couples as they explore their sexuality. I understand the importance of working to establish a trusting relationship within the therapeutic process to promote openness and change. I work to empower individuals to embrace struggle and overcome future challenges.
(818) 654-4749
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices such as SFT, CBT, DBT, EMDR & mindfulness strategies.
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions and addiction. I enjoy providing support to the LGBTQI+ community and practice an open-minded sex-positive approach to individuals and couples as they explore their sexuality. I understand the importance of working to establish a trusting relationship within the therapeutic process to promote openness and change. I work to empower individuals to embrace struggle and overcome future challenges.
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Cindy Herrera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My expertise is in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), however, I also incorporate MI, ACT, and DBT.
Do you "have it all" but feel unsatisfied? We live in an era where we grew up being told we could have everything we wanted, however, we are quickly realizing that having everything does not bring us lasting joy and instead burns us out. I am here to help individuals minimize their life to invest their time and energy into what truly matters. When working with me, you’ll find that my style is exploratory and extremely action-oriented while being genuine, honest, and humorous. My passion lies in working with individuals who are exploring who they are, where they come from, what they are passionate about, and where they want to go.
(415) 688-6190
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My expertise is in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), however, I also incorporate MI, ACT, and DBT.
Do you "have it all" but feel unsatisfied? We live in an era where we grew up being told we could have everything we wanted, however, we are quickly realizing that having everything does not bring us lasting joy and instead burns us out. I am here to help individuals minimize their life to invest their time and energy into what truly matters. When working with me, you’ll find that my style is exploratory and extremely action-oriented while being genuine, honest, and humorous. My passion lies in working with individuals who are exploring who they are, where they come from, what they are passionate about, and where they want to go.
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Fred Kutnick
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I utilize DBT and Exposure therapy to help my clients confront their trauma memories while safely processing their emotions about the event.
Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.
(818) 296-6306
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I utilize DBT and Exposure therapy to help my clients confront their trauma memories while safely processing their emotions about the event.
Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

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