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.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dialectical (DBT)
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.
Deborah Schleicher
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Hi there! I'm Deborah Schleicher, a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles. Thanks for taking this moment for yourself, or someone you care about, to learn how therapy can become a useful tool in life if it isn't already. Therapy is a way to invest in personal growth and change. I have over 10 years clinical experience working with youth, families and adults that reached out the moment they were considering taking this step. This may be where you are at now. If so, it's only fair to read a little more about me including what I do and how I work. During these uncertain times there’s never been a better time to invest in you.
Dialectical (DBT)
(747) 207-4892
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Dialectical (DBT)
Hi there! I'm Deborah Schleicher, a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles. Thanks for taking this moment for yourself, or someone you care about, to learn how therapy can become a useful tool in life if it isn't already. Therapy is a way to invest in personal growth and change. I have over 10 years clinical experience working with youth, families and adults that reached out the moment they were considering taking this step. This may be where you are at now. If so, it's only fair to read a little more about me including what I do and how I work. During these uncertain times there’s never been a better time to invest in you.
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Transform Psychological Services
Psychologist Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Therapy for Adults, Couples, Families and Teens in Santa Monica, CA + Online throughout California. We get that personal development sounds fantastic, in theory. So does getting enough sleep, reading more, or exercising consistently. You may not know what your wellness journey will look like, but we can help you take that first step. At Transform Psychological Services, we are committed to individualized care using a broad range of evidence-based therapies.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 625-7538
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dialectical (DBT)
Therapy for Adults, Couples, Families and Teens in Santa Monica, CA + Online throughout California. We get that personal development sounds fantastic, in theory. So does getting enough sleep, reading more, or exercising consistently. You may not know what your wellness journey will look like, but we can help you take that first step. At Transform Psychological Services, we are committed to individualized care using a broad range of evidence-based therapies.
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Elan Javanfard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Elan Javanfard is a Psychotherapist (LMFT # 87054) who specializes in reintegrating the whole self, by utilizing present focused methods of discovery and coping. By using evidence-based theories and psychodynamic practices, Mr. Javanfard assists all clients alike to bridge the past and the future to create a more positive present. Mr. Javanfard is skilled in a variety of interventions ranging from distress tolerance to interpersonal effectiveness.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 322-6309
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dialectical (DBT)
Elan Javanfard is a Psychotherapist (LMFT # 87054) who specializes in reintegrating the whole self, by utilizing present focused methods of discovery and coping. By using evidence-based theories and psychodynamic practices, Mr. Javanfard assists all clients alike to bridge the past and the future to create a more positive present. Mr. Javanfard is skilled in a variety of interventions ranging from distress tolerance to interpersonal effectiveness.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Los Angeles
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
CBT Los Angeles in a nationally-recognized practice specializing in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy. All of our therapists are doctoral-level experts in CBT, many having taught and supervised at top graduate clinical psychology programs and clinical training programs around the country. Our expert therapists are deeply experienced in treating a variety of psychological problems. At CBT Los Angeles, we bridge innovation science with state-of-the-art treatment.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 371-7259
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dialectical (DBT)
CBT Los Angeles in a nationally-recognized practice specializing in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy. All of our therapists are doctoral-level experts in CBT, many having taught and supervised at top graduate clinical psychology programs and clinical training programs around the country. Our expert therapists are deeply experienced in treating a variety of psychological problems. At CBT Los Angeles, we bridge innovation science with state-of-the-art treatment.
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Simeon Simov
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Simeon, Simov, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Do you find yourself perpetually single and unable to find meaningful connection? Are you unable to move on from “the one who got away”- even if it’s been many months or years since the end of the relationship? Or maybe you’re currently in a relationship, but find yourself repeating the same destructive relationship patterns over and over again. Perhaps you're feeling stuck- feeling unable to leave an unhealthy relationship, but also dissatisfied with your partner.
Dialectical (DBT)
(323) 766-6351
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dialectical (DBT)
Do you find yourself perpetually single and unable to find meaningful connection? Are you unable to move on from “the one who got away”- even if it’s been many months or years since the end of the relationship? Or maybe you’re currently in a relationship, but find yourself repeating the same destructive relationship patterns over and over again. Perhaps you're feeling stuck- feeling unable to leave an unhealthy relationship, but also dissatisfied with your partner.
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Kat Zwick
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I provide group and individual therapy to clients of all genders and sexual orientations seeking recovery from trauma, eating disorders, codependency, substance and process addictions, who wish to learn how to move beyond managing symptoms into creating meaning in work, romantic and community relationships, creative endeavors, and spirituality. I believe that relationships have the power to heal and that we can do together what we could never do alone. I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist and am passionate and experienced in leading therapy groups for those looking to recover in collaboration with others.
Dialectical (DBT)
(831) 740-8296
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dialectical (DBT)
I provide group and individual therapy to clients of all genders and sexual orientations seeking recovery from trauma, eating disorders, codependency, substance and process addictions, who wish to learn how to move beyond managing symptoms into creating meaning in work, romantic and community relationships, creative endeavors, and spirituality. I believe that relationships have the power to heal and that we can do together what we could never do alone. I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist and am passionate and experienced in leading therapy groups for those looking to recover in collaboration with others.
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Rachel Jane King Neporent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I work best with clients who have a passion to continuously explore what wellness looks like for them in their lives.
Dialectical (DBT)
(914) 677-0442
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dialectical (DBT)
I work best with clients who have a passion to continuously explore what wellness looks like for them in their lives.
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Ayala Ofek
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
In short, I love my work. I get to help individuals grow and become more of who they are. As they are better able to cope with obstacles such as stress, anxiety, and depression, I watch them find greater fulfillment in their relationships, career/academics, and overall wellbeing. In my practice I treat a breadth of concerns ranging from psychiatric symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders) to relationship issues, family issues, low self confidence, trauma, and grief.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 373-3486
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Dialectical (DBT)
In short, I love my work. I get to help individuals grow and become more of who they are. As they are better able to cope with obstacles such as stress, anxiety, and depression, I watch them find greater fulfillment in their relationships, career/academics, and overall wellbeing. In my practice I treat a breadth of concerns ranging from psychiatric symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders) to relationship issues, family issues, low self confidence, trauma, and grief.
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Anna Selena Cho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
Dialectical (DBT)
(310) 340-2835
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dialectical (DBT)
Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
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Claire Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 581-0767
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dialectical (DBT)
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
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Rebecca Stein, Registered Psychotherapist
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Do you find yourself completely avoiding or “numbing out” because things seem so overwhelming? Do you find yourself so “revved up” to do things, to only later find yourself completely burned out? Do you feel like you can’t enjoy life because there is a constant pressure to do things and “do them right?” I help YOU manage these heavy feelings, learn coping strategies, and begin discovering “what’s right with you.” I have empowered many clients at UCLA Medicine, The Pain Psychology Center, and The Relational Center feel in order to truly heal.
Dialectical (DBT)
(470) 450-3277
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dialectical (DBT)
Do you find yourself completely avoiding or “numbing out” because things seem so overwhelming? Do you find yourself so “revved up” to do things, to only later find yourself completely burned out? Do you feel like you can’t enjoy life because there is a constant pressure to do things and “do them right?” I help YOU manage these heavy feelings, learn coping strategies, and begin discovering “what’s right with you.” I have empowered many clients at UCLA Medicine, The Pain Psychology Center, and The Relational Center feel in order to truly heal.
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Hollie Granato
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My mission as a clinical psychologist is to help individuals reduce suffering and achieve purpose in their lives. I view therapy as teamwork and am dedicated to collaboratively helping clients reach their goals. I strive to provide evidence-based treatment, rooted in the latest scientific findings, facilitated by a validating and safe space.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 363-7586
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dialectical (DBT)
My mission as a clinical psychologist is to help individuals reduce suffering and achieve purpose in their lives. I view therapy as teamwork and am dedicated to collaboratively helping clients reach their goals. I strive to provide evidence-based treatment, rooted in the latest scientific findings, facilitated by a validating and safe space.
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Johnna Medina
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Got anxiety? I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders and related conditions. I am experienced in treating Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My goal in practice is to deliver effective, efficient care and to provide a safe, encouraging space for change to happen on your terms, guided by your personal values. In addition to my private practice, I am a faculty at Stanford Medicine, where I work as an attending psychologist in dual-diagnosis/addiction medicine.
Dialectical (DBT)
(628) 241-1053
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Dialectical (DBT)
Got anxiety? I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders and related conditions. I am experienced in treating Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My goal in practice is to deliver effective, efficient care and to provide a safe, encouraging space for change to happen on your terms, guided by your personal values. In addition to my private practice, I am a faculty at Stanford Medicine, where I work as an attending psychologist in dual-diagnosis/addiction medicine.
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Madison Dennis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you interested in exploring your gender and sexuality? Are you and your partner(s) feeling disconnected? Do you feel guilty or ashamed? Do you crave a deeper, more compassionate relationship with yourself? In order to grow and heal, we must understand the past, undo shame, re-learn what it means to be in relationship with others, and develop a new and deeply authentic way of being.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 874-5696
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dialectical (DBT)
Are you interested in exploring your gender and sexuality? Are you and your partner(s) feeling disconnected? Do you feel guilty or ashamed? Do you crave a deeper, more compassionate relationship with yourself? In order to grow and heal, we must understand the past, undo shame, re-learn what it means to be in relationship with others, and develop a new and deeply authentic way of being.
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Kristina Cuneo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
To support and assist during these uncertain times, I am offering reduced-fee telehealth sessions. This is a great opportunity to begin working towards those goals for a more fulfilling life. I strive in creating a safe space where you can be honest and open with yourself; and where you can learn to show that to the world. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I understand the value of finding a place where you feel heard and understood. I believe in each person’s ability for creativity, meaning-making, and gradual change. I allow what comes up in the room to determine how we will work together.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 363-7148
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Dialectical (DBT)
To support and assist during these uncertain times, I am offering reduced-fee telehealth sessions. This is a great opportunity to begin working towards those goals for a more fulfilling life. I strive in creating a safe space where you can be honest and open with yourself; and where you can learn to show that to the world. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I understand the value of finding a place where you feel heard and understood. I believe in each person’s ability for creativity, meaning-making, and gradual change. I allow what comes up in the room to determine how we will work together.
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Kate Balestrieri
Psychologist, PsyD, PACT, CST, CSAT-S, EMDR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow. Deciding to make changes in one's life takes courage, and you have taken the first step! My goal is to empower you to find relief from distress and to help you grow in concert with your goals. I specialize in treating a variety of concerns, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction (substance and behavioral), eating disorders, body image issues, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety, as well as difficulties with anger management, relationships, interpersonal communication, recovery and relapse prevention.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 295-7390
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Dialectical (DBT)
"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow. Deciding to make changes in one's life takes courage, and you have taken the first step! My goal is to empower you to find relief from distress and to help you grow in concert with your goals. I specialize in treating a variety of concerns, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction (substance and behavioral), eating disorders, body image issues, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety, as well as difficulties with anger management, relationships, interpersonal communication, recovery and relapse prevention.
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Mindfulpath, Inc.- Erica Ives, MFT, CEDS
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CEDS Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
As a therapist, I demonstrate a passionate devotion to fostering growth in a safe, nurturing environment. My treatment approach is tailored to your strengths and uniqueness. I teach and guide you how to actively pay attention to the messages of your body, thoughts, feelings, and your actions. Learn new coping skills that compliment your uniqueness. Visit my websites at www.mindfulpath.com and www.ericaives.com I believe recovery is much more than eliminating self-destructive behaviors; it's about cultivating and living life everyday on a mindful path filled with self-awareness, fulfilling relationships, meaning, and vitality.
Dialectical (DBT)
(818) 639-4273
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dialectical (DBT)
As a therapist, I demonstrate a passionate devotion to fostering growth in a safe, nurturing environment. My treatment approach is tailored to your strengths and uniqueness. I teach and guide you how to actively pay attention to the messages of your body, thoughts, feelings, and your actions. Learn new coping skills that compliment your uniqueness. Visit my websites at www.mindfulpath.com and www.ericaives.com I believe recovery is much more than eliminating self-destructive behaviors; it's about cultivating and living life everyday on a mindful path filled with self-awareness, fulfilling relationships, meaning, and vitality.
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Julie Hewett
Psychologist, MA, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am an integrative psychologist with expertise in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, & gestalt approaches. I believe in empowering others to honestly get to know themselves & clarify their needs so they can make choices that enhance relationships & bring them closer to their goals. I work with children & adults with past traumatic experiences, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, & depression. I conduct comprehensive psychological testing to address questions related to Giftedness, ADHD, Mood/Personality, Learning Challenges/Need for Accommodations, Intellectual Ability, Learning/Memory, Attention/Executive Functioning, Etc.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 365-8185
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dialectical (DBT)
I am an integrative psychologist with expertise in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, & gestalt approaches. I believe in empowering others to honestly get to know themselves & clarify their needs so they can make choices that enhance relationships & bring them closer to their goals. I work with children & adults with past traumatic experiences, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, & depression. I conduct comprehensive psychological testing to address questions related to Giftedness, ADHD, Mood/Personality, Learning Challenges/Need for Accommodations, Intellectual Ability, Learning/Memory, Attention/Executive Functioning, Etc.
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Kylene Kelly
Psychologist, MA, EDDCP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. It is a safe place where someone can come and talk about what has been going on for them without judgment or shame. I proved a space where you can feel safe, heard, and understood. As we explore your world we will be creating a style designed specifically to meet your needs and goals.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 401-2578
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dialectical (DBT)
I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. It is a safe place where someone can come and talk about what has been going on for them without judgment or shame. I proved a space where you can feel safe, heard, and understood. As we explore your world we will be creating a style designed specifically to meet your needs and goals.

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Dialectical (DBT) Therapists
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.

If you're looking for DBT therapy in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica DBT therapist these professionals provide dialectical behavior therapy, DBT group therapy, DBT therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy (which is a common misspelling) and dialectical therapy. They provide dialectical counseling, DBT counseling in Santa Monica and DBT treatment. They include DBT groups, DBT therapists, DBT psychologists and DBT counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Santa Monica are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Monica. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Monica

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Santa Monica you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Santa Monica and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Santa Monica or family therapy in Santa Monica.