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.
Female
(424) 326-0125
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Female
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, CHT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am passionate about helping my clients to transform traumatic experiences and negative embodied beliefs that have kept them feeling stuck. I find that integrating clinical hypnosis into my practice is the fastest and most lasting way for my clients to achieve their goals. Whether your intention is to achieve greater self awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or simply feel better, together we can collaborate to achieve your goals in therapy.
Female
(310) 692-9018
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Female
I am passionate about helping my clients to transform traumatic experiences and negative embodied beliefs that have kept them feeling stuck. I find that integrating clinical hypnosis into my practice is the fastest and most lasting way for my clients to achieve their goals. Whether your intention is to achieve greater self awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or simply feel better, together we can collaborate to achieve your goals in therapy.
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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.
Female
(310) 935-4521
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Female
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.
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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.
Female
(424) 294-8996
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Female
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.
Female
(747) 204-3313
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Female
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.
Female
(310) 284-3699
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Female
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.
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Psychologist, PhD, CGP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I have 15 years experience helping individuals and couples find deeper meaning, satisfaction and inspiration in their unique experience of life. Individuals are often led to therapy by symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, failed relationships, compulsions and addictions, phobias, post-traumatic reactions and self-destructive behavior. Although symptoms can seem random and be destructive, they are important messengers alerting us that we are off course and guiding us toward introspection and growth. In psychotherapy we discover what lies beneath the surface of symptoms; we uncover that which has previously been unconscious.
Female
(310) 340-0978
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Female
I have 15 years experience helping individuals and couples find deeper meaning, satisfaction and inspiration in their unique experience of life. Individuals are often led to therapy by symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, failed relationships, compulsions and addictions, phobias, post-traumatic reactions and self-destructive behavior. Although symptoms can seem random and be destructive, they are important messengers alerting us that we are off course and guiding us toward introspection and growth. In psychotherapy we discover what lies beneath the surface of symptoms; we uncover that which has previously been unconscious.
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.
Female
(310) 226-7066
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Female
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.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and grow through any challenges you might be facing. I help women through the transition of pregnancy & early parenting, and dealing with any postpartum changes. I also help women who want to change their relationship with food and their bodies. Clients also see me for managing anxiety & depression as well! Now COMPLETELY online in CA, MA, and AZ.
Female
(857) 424-0817
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Female
If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and grow through any challenges you might be facing. I help women through the transition of pregnancy & early parenting, and dealing with any postpartum changes. I also help women who want to change their relationship with food and their bodies. Clients also see me for managing anxiety & depression as well! Now COMPLETELY online in CA, MA, and AZ.
Photo of Alexis Damon Ribaut, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I hold a supportive presence for individuals, young adults/adults ages 18-50 years, dealing with issues related to Stress, Infertility, anxiety, relationships, and self-esteem, in these challenging and transitional times. I believe in helping the client understand where they are in the moment and creating an environment that will enable them to discover the answers; answers that they hold within themselves, answers that will support their ability to self-heal.There are times in our lives when a supportive and empathetic presence can be what is needed in order to see what is within.
Female
(424) 329-5764
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Female
I hold a supportive presence for individuals, young adults/adults ages 18-50 years, dealing with issues related to Stress, Infertility, anxiety, relationships, and self-esteem, in these challenging and transitional times. I believe in helping the client understand where they are in the moment and creating an environment that will enable them to discover the answers; answers that they hold within themselves, answers that will support their ability to self-heal.There are times in our lives when a supportive and empathetic presence can be what is needed in order to see what is within.
Photo of Candida Condor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My focus is Women with Complicated Childhoods who are struggling today, and with people who have suffered recent trauma; illness, loss, betrayal, injury or violence. I founded MissingCurriculum.com to assist you to build, or rebuild, a solid psychological foundation & a personal belief system that sustains you. Learn new tools to achieve goals & ambitions. These are the building blocks to living an inspired life. Enjoy the expansion of Post Traumatic Growth!
Female
(424) 570-1027
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Female
My focus is Women with Complicated Childhoods who are struggling today, and with people who have suffered recent trauma; illness, loss, betrayal, injury or violence. I founded MissingCurriculum.com to assist you to build, or rebuild, a solid psychological foundation & a personal belief system that sustains you. Learn new tools to achieve goals & ambitions. These are the building blocks to living an inspired life. Enjoy the expansion of Post Traumatic Growth!
Photo of Jennifer D Cassatly, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I believe that with greater knowledge the potential for understanding and the capacity for change become possible. Through therapy, meaningful and lasting changes can occur related to improving relationships, making desired lifestyle or behavioral changes, and reducing symptoms of depression or anxiety, as well as personal growth. My practice is devoted toward working with clients to better understand why they behave and feel the way they do and to achieve their personal goals.
Female
(424) 210-5154
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Female
I believe that with greater knowledge the potential for understanding and the capacity for change become possible. Through therapy, meaningful and lasting changes can occur related to improving relationships, making desired lifestyle or behavioral changes, and reducing symptoms of depression or anxiety, as well as personal growth. My practice is devoted toward working with clients to better understand why they behave and feel the way they do and to achieve their personal goals.
Photo of Cheryl B Lanktree, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults.
Female
(213) 701-1149
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Female
I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults.
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.
Female
(310) 737-8975
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Female
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.
Female
(424) 254-0339
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Female
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 Wendy S. Schmelzer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Late life is often a dynamic time and one of transition. For many older adults, it is fraught with illness, loss and emotional and physical challenge. But it can also be a time of enormous potential. With fewer obligations, long time personal goals can finally be realized and difficult family relationships repaired and healed. Evidence suggests that it's possible to make change at any stage of life. Together through the collaborative process of psychotherapy, we will work towards your goals using an integrated approach that includes psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and solution focused strategies.
Female
(310) 945-2905
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Female
Late life is often a dynamic time and one of transition. For many older adults, it is fraught with illness, loss and emotional and physical challenge. But it can also be a time of enormous potential. With fewer obligations, long time personal goals can finally be realized and difficult family relationships repaired and healed. Evidence suggests that it's possible to make change at any stage of life. Together through the collaborative process of psychotherapy, we will work towards your goals using an integrated approach that includes psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and solution focused strategies.
Photo of Aliah Dolan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Looking for the right therapist for you can be the start of something great, but it can also feel a little overwhelming. At the heart of my practice is your comfort. When you begin talking with someone who really listens, wants to understand your point of view, and wants to not only help you, but learn from you, real growth can begin to happen. Sometimes old patterns and the things we have been through can make us feel stuck. I'm here to help you get unstuck and get where you want to be.
Female
(415) 231-6687
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Female
Looking for the right therapist for you can be the start of something great, but it can also feel a little overwhelming. At the heart of my practice is your comfort. When you begin talking with someone who really listens, wants to understand your point of view, and wants to not only help you, but learn from you, real growth can begin to happen. Sometimes old patterns and the things we have been through can make us feel stuck. I'm here to help you get unstuck and get where you want to be.
Photo of Gina Myers, Counselor
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, CMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I see counseling as a collaborative relationship that moves individuals along the path to empowerment and self-awareness. I am deeply committed to helping clients focus on their goals and build on existing strengths to cope with life’s challenges in a safe, open, and non-judgemental environment. My practice focuses on a holistic approach to treatment emphasizing the importance of the mind-body relationship and the overall effects that thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and our environment have on our life experiences.
Female
(310) 861-2846
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Female
I see counseling as a collaborative relationship that moves individuals along the path to empowerment and self-awareness. I am deeply committed to helping clients focus on their goals and build on existing strengths to cope with life’s challenges in a safe, open, and non-judgemental environment. My practice focuses on a holistic approach to treatment emphasizing the importance of the mind-body relationship and the overall effects that thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and our environment have on our life experiences.
Photo of Couples Communication Help, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CPC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Nothing hurts like constantly stumbling over the same old communication problems with your partner, when all you really want to do is be close. It’s hard to concentrate or have a lightness to the day when relationship struggles drag you down. We fall in love with people who are different enough from us to create a spark. It’s that “completion feeling” of interest & fascination. We feel sad & confused when the spark burns instead of warming us. It’s a baffling betrayal to our emotional logic that we can deeply love someone that we frequently fight with & sometimes emotionally dread.
Female
(310) 879-1223
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Female
Nothing hurts like constantly stumbling over the same old communication problems with your partner, when all you really want to do is be close. It’s hard to concentrate or have a lightness to the day when relationship struggles drag you down. We fall in love with people who are different enough from us to create a spark. It’s that “completion feeling” of interest & fascination. We feel sad & confused when the spark burns instead of warming us. It’s a baffling betrayal to our emotional logic that we can deeply love someone that we frequently fight with & sometimes emotionally dread.
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.
Female
(310) 339-7667
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Female
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.

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Female Therapists
This is a listing of female Therapists, or providers who are female or women, rather than Therapists who specialize in helping female clients or women.

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.