Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation."
Domestic Abuse
(323) 747-1809
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Domestic Abuse
"Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation."
Iris Nathaniel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I'm a holistic psychotherapist , with training in mind body modalities. I practice a unique blend of psychodynamic therapy combined with somatic modalities such as sensorymotor psychotherapy and EMDR. Sessions are individually crafted to fit each individual's needs at the moment of seeking help while relaying not only on cognitive restructuring and and uncovering unconscious emotions but also draws from the natural intelligence of the body and the most recent neuroscience, in order to heal past traumas , undo maladaptive patterns and create an empowered and fulfilling life. I am engaged and active during sessions and a partner on your road towards health and vitality."
Domestic Abuse
(424) 346-6216
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Domestic Abuse
"I'm a holistic psychotherapist , with training in mind body modalities. I practice a unique blend of psychodynamic therapy combined with somatic modalities such as sensorymotor psychotherapy and EMDR. Sessions are individually crafted to fit each individual's needs at the moment of seeking help while relaying not only on cognitive restructuring and and uncovering unconscious emotions but also draws from the natural intelligence of the body and the most recent neuroscience, in order to heal past traumas , undo maladaptive patterns and create an empowered and fulfilling life. I am engaged and active during sessions and a partner on your road towards health and vitality."
The Dubin Clinic,
MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Dr. Dubin graduated from The University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey and then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine. Disenchanted with treating patients with medication, he researched Neurofeedback and found improvement in his own brain physiology. DirectNeurofeedback is a low-strength electric current that's effective in reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, addiction, and ADD/ADHD. It sends a tiny, imperceptible signal to the brain that causes a slight fluctuation in brainwaves. This fluctuation allows the brain to reorganize itself and get out of frozen, stuck patterns, like re-booting a frozen computer."
Domestic Abuse
(323) 271-0426
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Domestic Abuse
"Dr. Dubin graduated from The University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey and then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine. Disenchanted with treating patients with medication, he researched Neurofeedback and found improvement in his own brain physiology. DirectNeurofeedback is a low-strength electric current that's effective in reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, addiction, and ADD/ADHD. It sends a tiny, imperceptible signal to the brain that causes a slight fluctuation in brainwaves. This fluctuation allows the brain to reorganize itself and get out of frozen, stuck patterns, like re-booting a frozen computer."
Jillian Ziesmer, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I am here to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself, cultivate personal growth, and improve your relationships. In a collaborative relationship with the client, I explore family dynamics, relationship patterns, and underlying feelings and unconscious drives that impede a sense of well being. Some of the issues I treat include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, recovery, trauma (emotional, physical, sexual), suicidal ideation, grief/loss, cancer survivors, LGBTQ, and pre-marital counseling/relationship/marital issues. I help clients explore their feelings, past experiences, present situations, and hopes for the future. "
Domestic Abuse
(323) 736-3464
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Domestic Abuse
"I am here to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself, cultivate personal growth, and improve your relationships. In a collaborative relationship with the client, I explore family dynamics, relationship patterns, and underlying feelings and unconscious drives that impede a sense of well being. Some of the issues I treat include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, recovery, trauma (emotional, physical, sexual), suicidal ideation, grief/loss, cancer survivors, LGBTQ, and pre-marital counseling/relationship/marital issues. I help clients explore their feelings, past experiences, present situations, and hopes for the future. "
Ronna Hoffman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I work in many ways depending on the unique situation of my clients. I find that working on both a conscious and subconscious level to be extremely precise and powerful in getting to the root of a problem, changing patterns and programming, letting go, facilitating a natural healing process, and replacing unhealthy with healthy ways of fulfilling certain needs, and achieving certain goals."
Domestic Abuse
(424) 224-9982
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
Domestic Abuse
"I work in many ways depending on the unique situation of my clients. I find that working on both a conscious and subconscious level to be extremely precise and powerful in getting to the root of a problem, changing patterns and programming, letting go, facilitating a natural healing process, and replacing unhealthy with healthy ways of fulfilling certain needs, and achieving certain goals."
Carla Litto, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"I help people build healthy relationships, work through painful break-ups, improve their social interactions and reduce their anxiety. If you are looking for clarity on your situation, struggling in a difficult relationship, worrying a great deal about upsetting others, feeling confused or overwhelmed, I can help. In particular, if you or your partner / family member identifies with traits of Borderline Personality or Narcissistic Personality, I can help you cope, whether it's you or your loved one suffering from these symptoms. "
Domestic Abuse
(424) 329-5553
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Domestic Abuse
"I help people build healthy relationships, work through painful break-ups, improve their social interactions and reduce their anxiety. If you are looking for clarity on your situation, struggling in a difficult relationship, worrying a great deal about upsetting others, feeling confused or overwhelmed, I can help. In particular, if you or your partner / family member identifies with traits of Borderline Personality or Narcissistic Personality, I can help you cope, whether it's you or your loved one suffering from these symptoms. "
William Bumiller, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"My expertise lies in working with men transitioning into, or out of, relationships. Moving from single life into relationship with another is a daunting task. How do I maintain my own identity, my own authenticity, and still keep my partner happy? What are good boundaries? How, and when, do I say no? Equally difficult is the shift from partnership into single life. Who am I now? How do I keep a friendship with my ex (or not!) while moving into the dating scene? I've had great success helping my clients succeed and thrive during either of these challenging times."
Domestic Abuse
(323) 680-5978
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Domestic Abuse
"My expertise lies in working with men transitioning into, or out of, relationships. Moving from single life into relationship with another is a daunting task. How do I maintain my own identity, my own authenticity, and still keep my partner happy? What are good boundaries? How, and when, do I say no? Equally difficult is the shift from partnership into single life. Who am I now? How do I keep a friendship with my ex (or not!) while moving into the dating scene? I've had great success helping my clients succeed and thrive during either of these challenging times."
Leslie Kolb, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Are you having a difficult time navigating changes in life that others seem to take in stride? Do you feel stuck in the same patterns that are no longer serving you? Are you struggling to maintain personal or professional relationships? You don't have to figure this out alone! I provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which to set goals, identify and process emotions, increase healthy communication skills, deepen insight, expand your sense of self, and affect positive change in your life. Together we will tailor your therapy sessions to fit your individual needs."
Domestic Abuse
(424) 353-3572
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Domestic Abuse
"Are you having a difficult time navigating changes in life that others seem to take in stride? Do you feel stuck in the same patterns that are no longer serving you? Are you struggling to maintain personal or professional relationships? You don't have to figure this out alone! I provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which to set goals, identify and process emotions, increase healthy communication skills, deepen insight, expand your sense of self, and affect positive change in your life. Together we will tailor your therapy sessions to fit your individual needs."
Ashley Alpert, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"If things are difficult and not improving; if you have seen other therapists and they did not help; if you are looking to improve the quality of your life or your child's; give me a call.  Together we will help identify your strengths which will allow you to make active choices that improve your emotional health. I have specific training and experience with children three to 18 years of age, who struggle with behavioral problems, grief and loss, PTSD, relational issues, attention deficit disorder, depression, anxiety, and physical illnesses. "
Domestic Abuse
(310) 592-0558
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Domestic Abuse
"If things are difficult and not improving; if you have seen other therapists and they did not help; if you are looking to improve the quality of your life or your child's; give me a call.  Together we will help identify your strengths which will allow you to make active choices that improve your emotional health. I have specific training and experience with children three to 18 years of age, who struggle with behavioral problems, grief and loss, PTSD, relational issues, attention deficit disorder, depression, anxiety, and physical illnesses. "
Wendy Ashley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Would you like to improve your relationships with your significant other, family, children or colleagues? Are you exhausted trying to maintain daily activities? Struggling with anxiety, depression, sleep problems, feeling irritable or unhappy? Many of us didn't get the attention, empathy and support we needed, which often results in emotional wounds we carry as adults. Perhaps seeking therapy is not your first choice in resolving the problem(s), seems to be an extravagant expense or is culturally incongruent. However, since we are often wounded in our primary family relationships, it is through relationships that we heal."
Domestic Abuse
(310) 359-8157
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Domestic Abuse
"Would you like to improve your relationships with your significant other, family, children or colleagues? Are you exhausted trying to maintain daily activities? Struggling with anxiety, depression, sleep problems, feeling irritable or unhappy? Many of us didn't get the attention, empathy and support we needed, which often results in emotional wounds we carry as adults. Perhaps seeking therapy is not your first choice in resolving the problem(s), seems to be an extravagant expense or is culturally incongruent. However, since we are often wounded in our primary family relationships, it is through relationships that we heal."
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MA
Santa Monica, California 90403
""Being listened to." That is the experience of being at the Saturday Center: intensely, deeply, actively, empathically listened to; seen, heard and understood. For over 30 years we have provided this type of counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. The Saturday Center is committed to dynamic psychotherapy and to providing treatment based on need rather than economics. The Center is staffed by advanced psychological interns, psychological assistants and marriage & family therapist interns who are supervised by a group of experienced, licensed private practitioners dedicated to the practice and teaching of psychotherapy."
Domestic Abuse
(310) 879-5804
Santa Monica, California 90403
Domestic Abuse
""Being listened to." That is the experience of being at the Saturday Center: intensely, deeply, actively, empathically listened to; seen, heard and understood. For over 30 years we have provided this type of counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. The Saturday Center is committed to dynamic psychotherapy and to providing treatment based on need rather than economics. The Center is staffed by advanced psychological interns, psychological assistants and marriage & family therapist interns who are supervised by a group of experienced, licensed private practitioners dedicated to the practice and teaching of psychotherapy."
Sheherezad Shashaani, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Is life too stressful for you? Is your relationship suffering? Do you feel depressed, anxious, or angry due to individual, relationship, family or career issues? Are you concerned about achieving your goals, and wonder about meaning of your life? Has this affected your self esteem and hope for resolving your issues? If so, you will find me compassionate, understanding, comfortable and safe in helping you connect to the strength within you. Together we will work to bring about healing and improve the quality of your life. I am a Jungian oriented psychotherapist specializing in working with individuals, couples, and children."
Domestic Abuse
(424) 329-6941
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Domestic Abuse
"Is life too stressful for you? Is your relationship suffering? Do you feel depressed, anxious, or angry due to individual, relationship, family or career issues? Are you concerned about achieving your goals, and wonder about meaning of your life? Has this affected your self esteem and hope for resolving your issues? If so, you will find me compassionate, understanding, comfortable and safe in helping you connect to the strength within you. Together we will work to bring about healing and improve the quality of your life. I am a Jungian oriented psychotherapist specializing in working with individuals, couples, and children."
Cari Ginger Smulyan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” Brene Brown -Putting yourself first can be scary. Showing up in life can be overwhelming but I believe showing up is half the battle and from there we can create a collaborative therapeutic relationship to help you on your path of healing and self-discovery. I integrate principles of psychodynamic, attachment, mindfulness and humanistic theoretical approaches into my work. I believe that by looking at events and relationships in our past can help us understand patterns in our present that no longer serve us or have made us feel stuck. "
Domestic Abuse
(424) 317-7709
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Domestic Abuse
"“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” Brene Brown -Putting yourself first can be scary. Showing up in life can be overwhelming but I believe showing up is half the battle and from there we can create a collaborative therapeutic relationship to help you on your path of healing and self-discovery. I integrate principles of psychodynamic, attachment, mindfulness and humanistic theoretical approaches into my work. I believe that by looking at events and relationships in our past can help us understand patterns in our present that no longer serve us or have made us feel stuck. "
Beth Rosenblatt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, MBA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Life can be complicated, full of change and challenges. Although we have all come up with ways get through these times or cope, sometimes challenges persist, resurface or feel overwhelming. Significant change requires deep personal examination, something difficult to do on our own. Psychotherapy is an effective way to help us understand our behavior and its connection to our inner emotional experience. It helps to resolve common problems that often impact our daily functioning including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, bereavement, and difficult life phases. Psychotherapy is a supportive process promoting exploration, growth and change."
Domestic Abuse
(310) 415-3416
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Domestic Abuse
"Life can be complicated, full of change and challenges. Although we have all come up with ways get through these times or cope, sometimes challenges persist, resurface or feel overwhelming. Significant change requires deep personal examination, something difficult to do on our own. Psychotherapy is an effective way to help us understand our behavior and its connection to our inner emotional experience. It helps to resolve common problems that often impact our daily functioning including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, bereavement, and difficult life phases. Psychotherapy is a supportive process promoting exploration, growth and change."
Randi Gottlieb, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Are you seeking help for a child or teen who is struggling emotionally, displaying challenging behaviors, experiencing difficulties in school or in personal relationships? I have over 30 years experience treating children exposed to trauma, whether from family conflict, divorce, exposure to violence, bullying, alienation, accidental injury, or abuse. When children experience trauma, they can become detached from their bodies, numbed to emotion, and stuck in repetitive trauma memories. The work (and play) of therapy is to assist them in reconnecting to those parts of their Self that have "shut down" so that the process of healing can begin."
Domestic Abuse
(424) 206-5465
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Domestic Abuse
"Are you seeking help for a child or teen who is struggling emotionally, displaying challenging behaviors, experiencing difficulties in school or in personal relationships? I have over 30 years experience treating children exposed to trauma, whether from family conflict, divorce, exposure to violence, bullying, alienation, accidental injury, or abuse. When children experience trauma, they can become detached from their bodies, numbed to emotion, and stuck in repetitive trauma memories. The work (and play) of therapy is to assist them in reconnecting to those parts of their Self that have "shut down" so that the process of healing can begin."
Anush Petrosyan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"I provide a sex-positive, alt-inclusive, supportive environment to discuss all those things that you have difficulty talking to your friends and family about. I have experience with caretaker fatigue, anxiety, depression, boundary setting and self care. I approach therapy with compassion, education and a sense of humor. I work with adults, and couples and those in alternative lifestyles. For privacy and security purposes I will not reply to any calls without a voicemail. I do not accept insurance at this time. You can find out more about me at https://altlifestyletherapy.com"
Domestic Abuse
(818) 836-8083
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Domestic Abuse
"I provide a sex-positive, alt-inclusive, supportive environment to discuss all those things that you have difficulty talking to your friends and family about. I have experience with caretaker fatigue, anxiety, depression, boundary setting and self care. I approach therapy with compassion, education and a sense of humor. I work with adults, and couples and those in alternative lifestyles. For privacy and security purposes I will not reply to any calls without a voicemail. I do not accept insurance at this time. You can find out more about me at https://altlifestyletherapy.com"
Dr. Judi Bloom, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I can help you change your 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."
Domestic Abuse
(310) 919-7834
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Domestic Abuse
"I can help you change your 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."
Ashley Stone, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I deeply believe in the ability to change, no matter how hopeless and stuck you may feel. Addiction, depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions don’t have to control your life. My goal is to walk the path with you towards a happier, healthier life by helping you find new insight, explore options you may not have considered, and utilizing new skills. I have a private practice in Los Angeles. I work primarily with individuals and families. I have worked intensely with addiction and co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and psychosis. "
Domestic Abuse
(747) 246-7752
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Domestic Abuse
"I deeply believe in the ability to change, no matter how hopeless and stuck you may feel. Addiction, depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions don’t have to control your life. My goal is to walk the path with you towards a happier, healthier life by helping you find new insight, explore options you may not have considered, and utilizing new skills. I have a private practice in Los Angeles. I work primarily with individuals and families. I have worked intensely with addiction and co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and psychosis. "
Judy Waters, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90407
"Are you done feeling like you have so much more to offer but don't seem to ever get there? Are you ready to make big changes but need support? Have you survived trauma or addictions and think "I'll never get through this!" I love the moments when my clients break through seeming limitations and realize their unique abilities to reclaim their lives and their visions! Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues or other life struggles, I believe in possibilities. I join with my clients to strengthen their resolve, learn new skills and open to new options for expansion and success."
Domestic Abuse
(323) 648-3464
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90407
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Domestic Abuse
"Are you done feeling like you have so much more to offer but don't seem to ever get there? Are you ready to make big changes but need support? Have you survived trauma or addictions and think "I'll never get through this!" I love the moments when my clients break through seeming limitations and realize their unique abilities to reclaim their lives and their visions! Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues or other life struggles, I believe in possibilities. I join with my clients to strengthen their resolve, learn new skills and open to new options for expansion and success."
Meg Kuroda, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I became a psychotherapist because I wanted to be "that someone" I always wished I had in my life. Someone who believes in you when you lose hope in yourself, and get stuck in what seems like perpetual darkness. I feel that my job is to help shed the first stream of light into the darkness, so together, we can see the bigger picture. Collaboratively, we'll explore your hopes, dreams, and goals. I will help you navigate, and walk by your side, until you reach them, or you are confident enough to do it alone."
Domestic Abuse
(310) 910-9615
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Domestic Abuse
"I became a psychotherapist because I wanted to be "that someone" I always wished I had in my life. Someone who believes in you when you lose hope in yourself, and get stuck in what seems like perpetual darkness. I feel that my job is to help shed the first stream of light into the darkness, so together, we can see the bigger picture. Collaboratively, we'll explore your hopes, dreams, and goals. I will help you navigate, and walk by your side, until you reach them, or you are confident enough to do it alone."

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Domestic Abuse Therapists
If you're looking for help with domestic abuse in Santa Monica or for Santa Monica domestic abuse counseling, these therapists provide confidential support for spousal abuse or for individuals and couples in an abusive relationship. They include domestic abuse therapists, domestic abuse psychologists and domestic abuse counselors. A therapist can help with child abuse in Santa Monica, emotional abuse, passive aggressive behavior, sexual abuse and domestic violence in Santa Monica. A therapist can identify the signs and causes of Santa Monica domestic abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to domestic abuse shelters.

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.

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.