Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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.
Divorce
(424) 326-0125
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Divorce
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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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I provide a caring & objective atmosphere to encourage your self-awareness and emotional growth. One rare, unifying finding among all specialities of psychotherapy is that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to success. Therefore, I will be your partner throughout the process, both supporting & challenging you along the way. During the over 35 years I have provided therapy, I have developed many approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Originally trained in psychodynamic therapy, my therapeutic approach now is eclectic and includes cognitive behavior therapy to facilitate observable change.
Divorce
(310) 935-4521
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Divorce
I provide a caring & objective atmosphere to encourage your self-awareness and emotional growth. One rare, unifying finding among all specialities of psychotherapy is that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to success. Therefore, I will be your partner throughout the process, both supporting & challenging you along the way. During the over 35 years I have provided therapy, I have developed many approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Originally trained in psychodynamic therapy, my therapeutic approach now is eclectic and includes cognitive behavior therapy to facilitate observable change.
Photo of Sandy Plone, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My greatest strength is that I help clients feel HOPEFUL,as they discover new talents while making decisions to improve their lives. Keeping a safe space for each person, providing privacy & trust and helping them learn who they are and what is important to them, so we may set goals for our work. I specialize in relationships, blended families, premarital counseling,cultural differences, spirituality, grief & loss, health psychology,life transitions, hypnosis,& E.M.D.R for healing trauma. To learn more about me, please call and we can arrange a brief session to see if we have a fit.
Divorce
(424) 294-8996
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Divorce
My greatest strength is that I help clients feel HOPEFUL,as they discover new talents while making decisions to improve their lives. Keeping a safe space for each person, providing privacy & trust and helping them learn who they are and what is important to them, so we may set goals for our work. I specialize in relationships, blended families, premarital counseling,cultural differences, spirituality, grief & loss, health psychology,life transitions, hypnosis,& E.M.D.R for healing trauma. To learn more about me, please call and we can arrange a brief session to see if we have a fit.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Therapy is a deeply personal, multifaceted journey inward in an already complex world. To those who choose to venture down this road, the process can leave one feeling emotional and vulnerable, but it will also be healing, enlightening and enriching. Taking steps down this path is a virtuous act and I am here to honor you and your process. Together we will gently explore what may be causing you pain. Healing is at the heart of my practice - what you will experience with me is empathy, non-judgmental compassion, and authenticity. My therapeutic style is warm, energetic and engaged.
Divorce
(747) 204-3313
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Divorce
Therapy is a deeply personal, multifaceted journey inward in an already complex world. To those who choose to venture down this road, the process can leave one feeling emotional and vulnerable, but it will also be healing, enlightening and enriching. Taking steps down this path is a virtuous act and I am here to honor you and your process. Together we will gently explore what may be causing you pain. Healing is at the heart of my practice - what you will experience with me is empathy, non-judgmental compassion, and authenticity. My therapeutic style is warm, energetic and engaged.
Photo of Laurie Levine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My style is compassionate, interactive and supportive, providing a safe place to make changes. I quickly get to the heart of the matter and design the counseling session uniquely. If you are confused, stuck, overwhelmed, hopeless and want to make a change I will help you make that change. I facilitate your shift, from ways that aren't working, into ways that do. I work with people in crises, personal growth, wanting to find their deeper meaning in life. I see therapy as a sacred space to create healing and change believing everyone is unique and has great potential.
Divorce
(310) 284-3699
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Divorce
My style is compassionate, interactive and supportive, providing a safe place to make changes. I quickly get to the heart of the matter and design the counseling session uniquely. If you are confused, stuck, overwhelmed, hopeless and want to make a change I will help you make that change. I facilitate your shift, from ways that aren't working, into ways that do. I work with people in crises, personal growth, wanting to find their deeper meaning in life. I see therapy as a sacred space to create healing and change believing everyone is unique and has great potential.
Photo of Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can prevent anyone from moving on. I work with clients to help them identify and link issues of their past to behaviors and patterns in the present so that they may move forward in their lives with new vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
Divorce
(310) 226-7066
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Divorce
I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can prevent anyone from moving on. I work with clients to help them identify and link issues of their past to behaviors and patterns in the present so that they may move forward in their lives with new vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
Photo of Rachel Negar Partiali, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Divorce
(310) 896-5932
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Divorce
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Photo of Curt Widhalm, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
Divorce
(424) 570-6049
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Divorce
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
Photo of Brian Conlon,
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Who you are: Between the ages of 25 and 45. Life is "good" ~ not great. You have a sense that things should be a certain way, but they aren't. There is a gap. The gap may be clear ~ it may not. What is clear is that what has worked up until this point won't get you to where you want to be. You are ready for a change.
Divorce
(805) 430-3864
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Divorce
Who you are: Between the ages of 25 and 45. Life is "good" ~ not great. You have a sense that things should be a certain way, but they aren't. There is a gap. The gap may be clear ~ it may not. What is clear is that what has worked up until this point won't get you to where you want to be. You are ready for a change.
Photo of Jon B Pease, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
We all struggle when communicating with our partners from time to time. During lockdown, it may be happening "way too much"! During the shelter-in-place orders, feelings of frustration, fear, sadness, grief, and anger might be starting to build. You might be fighting more, or retreating to your corners and there is an icy chill in the house. Maybe its resentment? If any of these emotions seem familiar, it may be time to reach out for support. I offer in-person and video sessions.
Divorce
(424) 401-3753
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Divorce
We all struggle when communicating with our partners from time to time. During lockdown, it may be happening "way too much"! During the shelter-in-place orders, feelings of frustration, fear, sadness, grief, and anger might be starting to build. You might be fighting more, or retreating to your corners and there is an icy chill in the house. Maybe its resentment? If any of these emotions seem familiar, it may be time to reach out for support. I offer in-person and video sessions.
Photo of Monica Farassat, Psy.D., Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CGP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Divorce
(310) 737-8975
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Divorce
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Photo of Melissa A. Richman, PsyD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, DAPA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Nurturing, nonjudgmental understanding, respect and honesty are at the heart of the therapeutic relationship I hope to develop with you. I believe that these deepest principles are the root of healing and recovery. The therapeutic relationship is where and how this takes place. When we address it in the here and now, then it most often generalizes to the present and future of your life. The foundation of my private practice lies in fostering this experience.
Divorce
(424) 254-0339
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Divorce
Nurturing, nonjudgmental understanding, respect and honesty are at the heart of the therapeutic relationship I hope to develop with you. I believe that these deepest principles are the root of healing and recovery. The therapeutic relationship is where and how this takes place. When we address it in the here and now, then it most often generalizes to the present and future of your life. The foundation of my private practice lies in fostering this experience.
Photo of Minoo Saeedvafa, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
It seems like nothing you say gets through to them anymore. When the one you care most about doesn't seem to listen, it's frightening and isolating. Sometimes just talking to an objective person helps you find a way to live a better life, resolve problems, and make better decisions. Suffering originates from not knowing what to do with life’s challenges. Every person needs guidance to leave behind the confusion of the current situation to breakthrough to a future clarity. It's not too late to learn the skills that can get you off to a fresh start. It's time to break those unproductive patterns and replace them with healthier ones.
Divorce
(310) 339-7667
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Divorce
It seems like nothing you say gets through to them anymore. When the one you care most about doesn't seem to listen, it's frightening and isolating. Sometimes just talking to an objective person helps you find a way to live a better life, resolve problems, and make better decisions. Suffering originates from not knowing what to do with life’s challenges. Every person needs guidance to leave behind the confusion of the current situation to breakthrough to a future clarity. It's not too late to learn the skills that can get you off to a fresh start. It's time to break those unproductive patterns and replace them with healthier ones.
Photo of Julia Lyubchenko,
MS, MA, COSHD
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I practice a unique combination of counseling and hypnotherapy. My therapy is based on the notion that every person has a potential to live a fulfilling life. I practice an integrated way of resolving problems by addressing them on 3 levels: emotional (resolving old fears, traumas; breaking old patterns); logical (learning new behaviors, emotional skills); and personal (defining the goals, building confidence). My therapy is very practical. The clients have an active role in their healing process. During the sessions I introduce new tools and strategies. In between the sessions clients apply and practice them.
Divorce
(424) 369-6187
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Divorce
I practice a unique combination of counseling and hypnotherapy. My therapy is based on the notion that every person has a potential to live a fulfilling life. I practice an integrated way of resolving problems by addressing them on 3 levels: emotional (resolving old fears, traumas; breaking old patterns); logical (learning new behaviors, emotional skills); and personal (defining the goals, building confidence). My therapy is very practical. The clients have an active role in their healing process. During the sessions I introduce new tools and strategies. In between the sessions clients apply and practice them.
Photo of Maggie Sennish, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am an experienced therapist with a compassionate, respectful approach to the growth of each person/family who enters psychotherapy. With over 15 years leading a full private practice of children, adolescents and adults, and running groups I have a deep understanding of life stages, mood and cognitive disorders, communication and relational skills development. I work collaboratively with each client, family or group to define goals and effect change.
Divorce
(310) 776-6425
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Divorce
I am an experienced therapist with a compassionate, respectful approach to the growth of each person/family who enters psychotherapy. With over 15 years leading a full private practice of children, adolescents and adults, and running groups I have a deep understanding of life stages, mood and cognitive disorders, communication and relational skills development. I work collaboratively with each client, family or group to define goals and effect change.
Photo of Linda Haack, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
PROBLEMS?? Let's talk SOULUTIONS!! My private practice offers both an in office setting, West Los Angeles area, or the convenience of Teletherapy sessions. The flexibility of Teletherapy sessions saves on your drive time & eliminates uncomfortable "psych" office waiting rooms. Teens, adults, couples & families have an opportunity to recieve the help they need in a safe comfortable setting at a time best for you! I am interested in assisting you with your conflicts, creating a healthier happier lifestyle for yourself and your relationships. Feel free to call me 858-451-0771 to get you the help you need.
Divorce
(858) 451-0771
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Divorce
PROBLEMS?? Let's talk SOULUTIONS!! My private practice offers both an in office setting, West Los Angeles area, or the convenience of Teletherapy sessions. The flexibility of Teletherapy sessions saves on your drive time & eliminates uncomfortable "psych" office waiting rooms. Teens, adults, couples & families have an opportunity to recieve the help they need in a safe comfortable setting at a time best for you! I am interested in assisting you with your conflicts, creating a healthier happier lifestyle for yourself and your relationships. Feel free to call me 858-451-0771 to get you the help you need.
Photo of Jeffrey Titcher, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I treat adults, couples, families, and children. I view treatment from a developmental perspective and will meet the client wherever they exist on the life span continuum, and whenever they have difficulty negotiating the next step. I have an expertise in disorders of attachment, as well as exposure therapy for trauma, and I've trained many classes of interns and psychologists, in the treatment of these disorders utilizing neurological correlates to psychological mechanisms. My focus is on training the individual to understand his/her own process, so that dissociated material can be integrated, bringing the individual into the present moment.
Divorce
(424) 256-1790
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Divorce
I treat adults, couples, families, and children. I view treatment from a developmental perspective and will meet the client wherever they exist on the life span continuum, and whenever they have difficulty negotiating the next step. I have an expertise in disorders of attachment, as well as exposure therapy for trauma, and I've trained many classes of interns and psychologists, in the treatment of these disorders utilizing neurological correlates to psychological mechanisms. My focus is on training the individual to understand his/her own process, so that dissociated material can be integrated, bringing the individual into the present moment.
Photo of Michael Ames, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I specialize in helping adults; couples; teens and families who are dealing with stress; emotional problems and relationship issues. I provide a safe; warm environment in which clients are encouraged to discuss their issues openly and honestly. Also I work with elderly adults who are struggling with aging issues. I provide individual therapy for adults who have job-related stress; depression; anxiety and relationship issues. My office is located in Culver City next to West LA. The clients I treat would tell you that I have a warm and caring personality and that I have their best interests in mind.
Divorce
(424) 401-2394
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Divorce
I specialize in helping adults; couples; teens and families who are dealing with stress; emotional problems and relationship issues. I provide a safe; warm environment in which clients are encouraged to discuss their issues openly and honestly. Also I work with elderly adults who are struggling with aging issues. I provide individual therapy for adults who have job-related stress; depression; anxiety and relationship issues. My office is located in Culver City next to West LA. The clients I treat would tell you that I have a warm and caring personality and that I have their best interests in mind.
Photo of Regina Tumin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MHA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Living during the COVID Pandemic has tested the most resilient of us. If uncertainty, stress, isolation and change in life style has impacted your personal and professional life, you are not alone. Vulnerability, loss, increased anxiety, depression, and fear of the unknown may have brought you down, but should not discourage you from feeling like you are good enough . You are good enough even in this vulnerable world.
Divorce
(310) 586-3190
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Divorce
Living during the COVID Pandemic has tested the most resilient of us. If uncertainty, stress, isolation and change in life style has impacted your personal and professional life, you are not alone. Vulnerability, loss, increased anxiety, depression, and fear of the unknown may have brought you down, but should not discourage you from feeling like you are good enough . You are good enough even in this vulnerable world.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Therapy can help you to 1) discover what the underlying issues may be impacting you in the present 2) process/work through and resolve those issues so your life in the present and future can be different from the past 3) realize your goals and life's purpose 4) feel more empowered/ less "out of control" 5) engage more fully/effectively in your relationships, career and life
Divorce
(323) 638-0890
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Divorce
Therapy can help you to 1) discover what the underlying issues may be impacting you in the present 2) process/work through and resolve those issues so your life in the present and future can be different from the past 3) realize your goals and life's purpose 4) feel more empowered/ less "out of control" 5) engage more fully/effectively in your relationships, career and life

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Divorce Therapists
If you're looking for help with divorce in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica divorce therapist, these therapists provide divorce support, divorce mediation, Santa Monica divorce counseling and divorce resolution. They include divorce therapists, divorce psychologists, divorce psychotherapists and divorce counselors. A therapist can help with Santa Monica divorce therapy, how to divorce, getting divorced, after divorce, life after divorce, children after divorce and divorce children.

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. 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.