Edwin M Greenberg

Psychologist, PhD

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Edwin M Greenberg

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Offers online therapy

Greenberg/Gordon PhDs, Psychologists, APC
456 Hillside Lane
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(424) 221-5135

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Announcement icon Due to these unusual and stressed times I am offering phone and video sessions. Please feel free to contact me. Medicare patients welcome.
You’ve heard the adage: “Don’t put the cart before the horse.” Yet many individuals in need of psychotherapy seek out therapists who offer easy answers and simple solutions for their woe. But the horse, or willpower, is left in the barn: e.g., it’s common for various problems to be framed cognitively and behavioral strategies and tools used to treat them. But might there not be an unrecognized basic insecurity underlying most people’s issues and recurrence, making negative reactions, powerlessness, cognitive distortions, behavioral avoidance, as well as depression, detachment or fear of rejection likely? Ah, the will-to-live.
From the viewpoint of Therapy from the Will we are born with basic insecurity and many more people than just those who seek therapy hold themselves back because of it. We weren’t encouraged much in our youth to deliberately flex our energy into willpower. So we relied instead on scarce praise and even fear to energize us when we faced opportunity or failure.
Therapy from the Will is friendly and caring and isn’t static like CBT or Mindfulness. At first progress is gradual then quickens as more willpower emboldens your decision-making. And once you’re resolved to energize yourself in this existential-humanistic way you get how willpower optimizes your future. It’s well worth your effort and I’d love to help you.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $220
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 44 Years
  • License: California / Psy. 4816
  • School: The Ohio State University
  • Year Graduated: 1970
Tenured full time faculty member at CSULA, Dept. of Psychology, 1970-80

Location

Greenberg/Gordon PhDs, Psychologists, APC
456 Hillside Lane
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(424) 221-5135
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Coaching
Issues
  • A negative and irrational internal dialogue
  • Alcohol Use
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Gambling
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Recovering your Potential/Reclaiming your Future
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Compassion Focused
  • Existential Coaching
  • Humanistic
  • Positive Psychology
  • Reality Therapy
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 6 Jul 2021
Edwin M Greenberg, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Monica

Edwin M Greenberg

Psychologist, PhD