Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Therapy can change your life. If you just take a little time and can find the strength to give it a shot, you will likely feel much better. Research shows, however, that progress depends specifically upon which therapist you choose. Perhaps you've heard complaints about LA therapists before--about the quality of psychotherapy received for the money spent. Well, the truth is: there are many mediocre, poorly-trained therapists in LA that can't really help you, who don't care enough, who charge very high fees. I promise to give you more: authentic, effective psychotherapy for less cost."
Gay Clients
(213) 516-8804
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay Clients
"Therapy can change your life. If you just take a little time and can find the strength to give it a shot, you will likely feel much better. Research shows, however, that progress depends specifically upon which therapist you choose. Perhaps you've heard complaints about LA therapists before--about the quality of psychotherapy received for the money spent. Well, the truth is: there are many mediocre, poorly-trained therapists in LA that can't really help you, who don't care enough, who charge very high fees. I promise to give you more: authentic, effective psychotherapy for less cost."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"I work with adults and children struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD, usually without the use of medication. Intrusive and upsetting thoughts can be frightening and make us feel trapped inside our own minds. It is my goal to help you to regain comfort with yourself and confidence with others. I help many clients manage withdrawal effects from drugs, alcohol, and prescription medication, including antidepressants."
Gay Clients
(310) 422-4132
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Gay Clients
"I work with adults and children struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD, usually without the use of medication. Intrusive and upsetting thoughts can be frightening and make us feel trapped inside our own minds. It is my goal to help you to regain comfort with yourself and confidence with others. I help many clients manage withdrawal effects from drugs, alcohol, and prescription medication, including antidepressants."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am curious about your life, your narrative, and what things you give value to. Through our conversations, we can identify and build off of your strengths, and develop ways for sustainable change and meaningfulness. Together, we will establish goals and figure out ways to move towards them. We can track your progress, as well as adjust and work through any obstacles that come up along the way. I work from a non-judgmental and compassionate approach."
Gay Clients
(213) 335-2580
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Gay Clients
"I am curious about your life, your narrative, and what things you give value to. Through our conversations, we can identify and build off of your strengths, and develop ways for sustainable change and meaningfulness. Together, we will establish goals and figure out ways to move towards them. We can track your progress, as well as adjust and work through any obstacles that come up along the way. I work from a non-judgmental and compassionate approach."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"I am a psychodynamically trained therapist who specializes in treating clients suffering from a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder and trauma. I started my journey as a domestic violence prosecutor and became very committed to understanding the cycle of abuse and the psychological scars it leaves behind. I trained exclusively for three years at the Maple Counseling Center where I worked with children, adolescents and adults therapeutically. Additionally, I am finishing my doctorate from Reiss Davis specializing in children and adolescents with a focus on how trauma affects primary attachments and neurobiological functioning."
Gay Clients
(424) 901-9281
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Gay Clients
"I am a psychodynamically trained therapist who specializes in treating clients suffering from a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder and trauma. I started my journey as a domestic violence prosecutor and became very committed to understanding the cycle of abuse and the psychological scars it leaves behind. I trained exclusively for three years at the Maple Counseling Center where I worked with children, adolescents and adults therapeutically. Additionally, I am finishing my doctorate from Reiss Davis specializing in children and adolescents with a focus on how trauma affects primary attachments and neurobiological functioning."
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Dianne Porchia is featured in HEAL Documentary film for her healing work with advance stage cancer client Elizabeth who remains cancer free four years after diagnosis with stage IV cancer. Porchia's unique holistic approach to healing integrates the principles and practice of mind body medicine and a spiritual perspective which supports optimum immune function through high stress life challenges such as divorce, death, loss of job, serious illness, disease and cancer. Porchia works with high level executives, celebrities and VIP individuals suffering from corporate burnout, chronic stress and performance anxiety. ."
Gay Clients
(310) 627-2585
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Gay Clients
"Dianne Porchia is featured in HEAL Documentary film for her healing work with advance stage cancer client Elizabeth who remains cancer free four years after diagnosis with stage IV cancer. Porchia's unique holistic approach to healing integrates the principles and practice of mind body medicine and a spiritual perspective which supports optimum immune function through high stress life challenges such as divorce, death, loss of job, serious illness, disease and cancer. Porchia works with high level executives, celebrities and VIP individuals suffering from corporate burnout, chronic stress and performance anxiety. ."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I love being a therapist and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients who are committed to changing and improving their lives. With a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, spiritual principles, and psychodynamic therapy, I will actively partner with you to co-create your empowered and authentic self so you can move toward living a deeper, freer, and more actualized life. I collaborate with clients so they can accomplish their goals, find relief, and move toward happier, more fulfilling lives. I focus on helping you gain clarity and finding solutions to your problems."
Gay Clients
(310) 312-8147
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
Gay Clients
"I love being a therapist and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients who are committed to changing and improving their lives. With a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, spiritual principles, and psychodynamic therapy, I will actively partner with you to co-create your empowered and authentic self so you can move toward living a deeper, freer, and more actualized life. I collaborate with clients so they can accomplish their goals, find relief, and move toward happier, more fulfilling lives. I focus on helping you gain clarity and finding solutions to your problems."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"You might have what people think is a "good life," but feel something is missing. And while you may be able to get out of bed in the morning, you might feel it's harder for you than others. You may be struggling with: intense emotions; anxiety; depression; personal or professional life changes; excessive worry; difficult relationships or falling into old romantic habits; difficult break-ups or divorce; grief or feelings of guilt; chronic pain; substance or behavioral addictions; feelings of isolation; adjustments to growing older; fear of mental decline or dementia; poor self-esteem; or LGBTQQIA2 concerns."
Gay Clients
(323) 909-4461
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Gay Clients
"You might have what people think is a "good life," but feel something is missing. And while you may be able to get out of bed in the morning, you might feel it's harder for you than others. You may be struggling with: intense emotions; anxiety; depression; personal or professional life changes; excessive worry; difficult relationships or falling into old romantic habits; difficult break-ups or divorce; grief or feelings of guilt; chronic pain; substance or behavioral addictions; feelings of isolation; adjustments to growing older; fear of mental decline or dementia; poor self-esteem; or LGBTQQIA2 concerns."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90401
"My goal is to provide a warm, caring, respectful, and compassionate environment to help you uncover the roots of emotional pain, suffer and unlock pathways for joyous, resilient, and meaningful living. My core values are: kindness, compassion, respect, and understanding. Within this kind of relationship, deep healing naturally unfolds, transforming cycles of abuse, neglect, addiction, depression, and anxiety, to make way for fulfilling relationships,peaceful existence and wellness."
Gay Clients
(323) 315-0600
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Gay Clients
"My goal is to provide a warm, caring, respectful, and compassionate environment to help you uncover the roots of emotional pain, suffer and unlock pathways for joyous, resilient, and meaningful living. My core values are: kindness, compassion, respect, and understanding. Within this kind of relationship, deep healing naturally unfolds, transforming cycles of abuse, neglect, addiction, depression, and anxiety, to make way for fulfilling relationships,peaceful existence and wellness."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Ever-lasting, passionate love is possible. You can rekindle the romantic attraction from when you first met. Most couples do not have the tools required to navigate the difficult terrain of relationships. I am a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and relationship expert. My specialty is helping you reconnect with your partner and reignite your love and desire for one another. You will learn tangible tools and gain invaluable insights to strengthen your partnership as you work through difficult issues. I assist you in handling conflict more effectively so you can experience deeper levels of intimacy."
Gay Clients
(310) 359-9394
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Gay Clients
"Ever-lasting, passionate love is possible. You can rekindle the romantic attraction from when you first met. Most couples do not have the tools required to navigate the difficult terrain of relationships. I am a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and relationship expert. My specialty is helping you reconnect with your partner and reignite your love and desire for one another. You will learn tangible tools and gain invaluable insights to strengthen your partnership as you work through difficult issues. I assist you in handling conflict more effectively so you can experience deeper levels of intimacy."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I appreciate your interest in psychotherapy and commend your effort in finding a therapist. It is an important step to take towards feeling better. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, depression, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, loss, and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients, and am supportive and dedicated to their increased well being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, open and honest, supportive, and curious."
Gay Clients
(310) 461-4425
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay Clients
"I appreciate your interest in psychotherapy and commend your effort in finding a therapist. It is an important step to take towards feeling better. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, depression, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, loss, and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients, and am supportive and dedicated to their increased well being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, open and honest, supportive, and curious."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90402
"Relationships can bring happiness, but also create longing and loneliness. They can preoccupy us and destroy our sense of safety and self-respect. If you feel stuck, overwhelmed, afraid, or lost, or are unable to decide about staying or leaving, have resolvable conflicts, unmet needs, or feel devalued, I can help, particularly around issues of codependency, trauma, communication, intimacy, and self-esteem. You'll gain awareness in your first session, then quickly see changes in handling emotions, conflict, and boundaries. Whether seeking individual or couple counseling, you'll find solutions, feel more empowered, and an improved sense of well-being."
Gay Clients
(310) 421-8996
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Gay Clients
"Relationships can bring happiness, but also create longing and loneliness. They can preoccupy us and destroy our sense of safety and self-respect. If you feel stuck, overwhelmed, afraid, or lost, or are unable to decide about staying or leaving, have resolvable conflicts, unmet needs, or feel devalued, I can help, particularly around issues of codependency, trauma, communication, intimacy, and self-esteem. You'll gain awareness in your first session, then quickly see changes in handling emotions, conflict, and boundaries. Whether seeking individual or couple counseling, you'll find solutions, feel more empowered, and an improved sense of well-being."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to disempower the challenges you are facing. Our work will help you clarify your hopes and identify the tools needed to overcome the problems you are up against. I bring sensitivity and curiosity to the conversation in order to foster a therapeutic space that feels safe and productive. I work with couples to strengthen communication, build trust, heal hurt, and break undesired habits. I view this work as a privilege as I share in your experience of moving towards personal and relational fulfillment."
Gay Clients
(310) 299-8846
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Gay Clients
"I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to disempower the challenges you are facing. Our work will help you clarify your hopes and identify the tools needed to overcome the problems you are up against. I bring sensitivity and curiosity to the conversation in order to foster a therapeutic space that feels safe and productive. I work with couples to strengthen communication, build trust, heal hurt, and break undesired habits. I view this work as a privilege as I share in your experience of moving towards personal and relational fulfillment."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Reaching out to a therapist can be a difficult step to take. I appreciate the courage that takes. I know the profound pain that can come with dealing with addiction, whether it comes from one's own addiction or as a family member affected by another's addictive behaviors. I understand how traumatic growing up with an alcoholic/addicted or a dysfunctional parent can be. These experiences can lead to devastating feelings - shame, abandonment, depression, anxiety, isolation, anger and much more. I invite you to share your feelings in a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can feel understood & heard."
Gay Clients
(818) 918-2685
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay Clients
"Reaching out to a therapist can be a difficult step to take. I appreciate the courage that takes. I know the profound pain that can come with dealing with addiction, whether it comes from one's own addiction or as a family member affected by another's addictive behaviors. I understand how traumatic growing up with an alcoholic/addicted or a dysfunctional parent can be. These experiences can lead to devastating feelings - shame, abandonment, depression, anxiety, isolation, anger and much more. I invite you to share your feelings in a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can feel understood & heard."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"It seems like most therapists focus on women's issues, so where do you go when you're a successful man who struggles with secrets that are nearly impossible to talk about - and they threaten to destroy your health, your career, and your marriage? You used to like your life, and you want to keep it. You don't have time for dancing around the issues. You want something direct and active - not a bunch of woo-woo "feelings" stuff. You want strategies that will really work to get things back on track in your life before it all implodes."
Gay Clients
(562) 354-8637
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Gay Clients
"It seems like most therapists focus on women's issues, so where do you go when you're a successful man who struggles with secrets that are nearly impossible to talk about - and they threaten to destroy your health, your career, and your marriage? You used to like your life, and you want to keep it. You don't have time for dancing around the issues. You want something direct and active - not a bunch of woo-woo "feelings" stuff. You want strategies that will really work to get things back on track in your life before it all implodes."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"You're in pain from a dysfunctional childhood. You had narcissistic parents or "care"givers. Even if they're still causing you grief today- you can feel better! I will help holistically, meaning we will work on many levels. Together we will make practical plans to get you feeling stronger and more peaceful no matter what you have survived. Boundaries and self-care are skills that you can learn. You deserve to have the life you want, and I will help you create it. Together we can get you to where you want to be. Call for free consultation today!"
Gay Clients
(562) 354-8673
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Gay Clients
"You're in pain from a dysfunctional childhood. You had narcissistic parents or "care"givers. Even if they're still causing you grief today- you can feel better! I will help holistically, meaning we will work on many levels. Together we will make practical plans to get you feeling stronger and more peaceful no matter what you have survived. Boundaries and self-care are skills that you can learn. You deserve to have the life you want, and I will help you create it. Together we can get you to where you want to be. Call for free consultation today!"
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"I believe that you have a right to therapy that meets your needs, and works towards your goals. My job is to collaborate with you in whatever way is helpful. I am non-judgmental, and supportive, and will work with you to enlist your strengths and energies to bring about the changes you want in your life. I offer EMDR therapy for the traumas that underlie so many issues. If you are looking for an alternative to 12 step programs and abstinence for a substance problem, I can offer you the harm reduction approach which respects your intelligence and your ability to make choices."
Gay Clients
(310) 579-2874
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Gay Clients
"I believe that you have a right to therapy that meets your needs, and works towards your goals. My job is to collaborate with you in whatever way is helpful. I am non-judgmental, and supportive, and will work with you to enlist your strengths and energies to bring about the changes you want in your life. I offer EMDR therapy for the traumas that underlie so many issues. If you are looking for an alternative to 12 step programs and abstinence for a substance problem, I can offer you the harm reduction approach which respects your intelligence and your ability to make choices."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"What I do is help clients identify and understand thoughts and beliefs they have that keep them from feeling good about themselves and get in the way of living life to its fullest. Each individual has a unique view of the world and relationships etched out of our early experience. If those experiences are good enough, then one is able to meet life's challenges, but if these experiences are wrought with dysfunction and trauma, meeting these challenges is much more difficult and one may require assistance from a professional who can safely facilitate exploration of the obstacles to fulfillment."
Gay Clients
(424) 625-2956
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay Clients
"What I do is help clients identify and understand thoughts and beliefs they have that keep them from feeling good about themselves and get in the way of living life to its fullest. Each individual has a unique view of the world and relationships etched out of our early experience. If those experiences are good enough, then one is able to meet life's challenges, but if these experiences are wrought with dysfunction and trauma, meeting these challenges is much more difficult and one may require assistance from a professional who can safely facilitate exploration of the obstacles to fulfillment."
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Sometimes in life we find ourselves overwhelmed by changes in relationships, difficulties at work and school, even daily stressors. As a mindfulness and trauma therapist, I am here to help you on your journey toward health and wholeness. Together, we can collaborate to reduce the overwhelming feelings of anxiety, stress, sadness and fear so that you may begin to move into a sense of freedom and fulfillment in your life."
Gay Clients
(310) 928-2809
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Gay Clients
"Sometimes in life we find ourselves overwhelmed by changes in relationships, difficulties at work and school, even daily stressors. As a mindfulness and trauma therapist, I am here to help you on your journey toward health and wholeness. Together, we can collaborate to reduce the overwhelming feelings of anxiety, stress, sadness and fear so that you may begin to move into a sense of freedom and fulfillment in your life."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFA
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Asking for help feels embarrassing. We live in a culture that values perfectionism and individualism. Sometimes, these traits prevent people from reaching out when they are having a hard time. I've seen that sharing our struggles and exploring them therapeutically makes change possible."
Gay Clients
(424) 888-7480
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay Clients
"Asking for help feels embarrassing. We live in a culture that values perfectionism and individualism. Sometimes, these traits prevent people from reaching out when they are having a hard time. I've seen that sharing our struggles and exploring them therapeutically makes change possible."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"I meet every day with people who are overcoming worry, depression, dissatisfaction and conflict to find greater joy, and fulfillment in their life. My specialties include working with depression/anxiety, OCD/ADD, personality disorders, and addiction. I also have expertise in working with the LGBTQQI community.My approach to psychotherapy is practical and interactive, providing the support and insight to help you resolve current issues and historical patterns. Through empathy and direct communication, I assist you in finding the solutions to life's adversities, challenges, and mental health."
Gay Clients
(562) 354-8330
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Gay Clients
"I meet every day with people who are overcoming worry, depression, dissatisfaction and conflict to find greater joy, and fulfillment in their life. My specialties include working with depression/anxiety, OCD/ADD, personality disorders, and addiction. I also have expertise in working with the LGBTQQI community.My approach to psychotherapy is practical and interactive, providing the support and insight to help you resolve current issues and historical patterns. Through empathy and direct communication, I assist you in finding the solutions to life's adversities, challenges, and mental health."

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