Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Hello! If you're reading this, it's likely that you are experienceing some distress, from relationships,career problems,financial stress,grief, etc..and perhaps the depression, anxiety...other symptoms that often follow. Or, you may be seeking clarity of goals and life direction. I have enjoyed working with a heterogenous client group: anyone seeking change, in my view, is a great client. My background also helps me to be aware of unique stresses felt by creative artists and professionals in all fields.I also treat addiction, recovery and co-dependency as well as adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome.I've been lucky enough to see the effectiveness of psychotherapy through my own therapy experience and by having been fortunate to witness the growth and positive changes made by so many of my clients.It is with joy and excitement that I come to this collaborative and exciting work."
Gay
(424) 258-5672
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay
"Hello! If you're reading this, it's likely that you are experienceing some distress, from relationships,career problems,financial stress,grief, etc..and perhaps the depression, anxiety...other symptoms that often follow. Or, you may be seeking clarity of goals and life direction. I have enjoyed working with a heterogenous client group: anyone seeking change, in my view, is a great client. My background also helps me to be aware of unique stresses felt by creative artists and professionals in all fields.I also treat addiction, recovery and co-dependency as well as adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome.I've been lucky enough to see the effectiveness of psychotherapy through my own therapy experience and by having been fortunate to witness the growth and positive changes made by so many of my clients.It is with joy and excitement that I come to this collaborative and exciting work."
Leah K Barison, Counselor
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, LADC-I
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"It is exhausting to walk through life, work, and relationships while carrying feelings of being overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, sad, or stuck. Therapy is a healing process whereby making small changes can bring about life-altering results."
Gay
(617) 648-9668
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay
"It is exhausting to walk through life, work, and relationships while carrying feelings of being overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, sad, or stuck. Therapy is a healing process whereby making small changes can bring about life-altering results."
Gina Marie Minardi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"There is a wholeness and knowing that exists within you. Therapy is the incredibly special process of cracking that open. It is a space where you can show up and be authentically you, which is hard for most of us to do. Many of us have been deeply hurt, traumatized, or disappointed by our families and close relationships. In turn, we are wounded, and react from that space. But often through societal pressures, we walk around smiling and pretending to be happy, when internally we are battling depression, numbness, or anxiety."
Gay
(831) 920-6963
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay
"There is a wholeness and knowing that exists within you. Therapy is the incredibly special process of cracking that open. It is a space where you can show up and be authentically you, which is hard for most of us to do. Many of us have been deeply hurt, traumatized, or disappointed by our families and close relationships. In turn, we are wounded, and react from that space. But often through societal pressures, we walk around smiling and pretending to be happy, when internally we are battling depression, numbness, or anxiety."
Darcy Lubbers, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR-BC
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90405
"My work as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Art Therapist and Somatic Therapist is integrative, interactive, and holistic. Drawing on over 30 years of experience in private practice, residential and outpatient treatment, I offer pathways to healing and well-being within the context of a safe and supportive environment. In my work with individuals, couples and families, treatment specialties include the healing of communication and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and other addictions, family and personal illness, grief and loss."
Gay
(310) 896-8889
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Gay
"My work as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Art Therapist and Somatic Therapist is integrative, interactive, and holistic. Drawing on over 30 years of experience in private practice, residential and outpatient treatment, I offer pathways to healing and well-being within the context of a safe and supportive environment. In my work with individuals, couples and families, treatment specialties include the healing of communication and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and other addictions, family and personal illness, grief and loss."
J. Edward Goldman, Marriage & Family Therapist
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
(213) 516-8804
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay
"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."
Walter Greenberg, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Are you tired of starting each day depressed, stressed, or scared? The simple, but difficult act of calling for help, is certain to begin to decrease those negative feelings. In therapy I don't just sit and listen. It is an interactive process of listening, talking and questioning. The purpose is to decrease pain and suffering, increase understanding and promote growth and change. First is a careful examination of your current situation as well as some review of your life and family history. This assessment allows us to see your strengths and vulnerabilities so we can outline a successful strategy."
Gay
(310) 494-2981
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Gay
"Are you tired of starting each day depressed, stressed, or scared? The simple, but difficult act of calling for help, is certain to begin to decrease those negative feelings. In therapy I don't just sit and listen. It is an interactive process of listening, talking and questioning. The purpose is to decrease pain and suffering, increase understanding and promote growth and change. First is a careful examination of your current situation as well as some review of your life and family history. This assessment allows us to see your strengths and vulnerabilities so we can outline a successful strategy."
Michele Hahn Relationship Specialist, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Do you feel you experience communication breakdowns and a sense of disconnection from someone you love? Is arguing becoming the norm in your relationship? Are one or both of you are shutting the other down? Are one or both of you not fighting fair? Are you having parenting style conflicts, sexual issues (lack of desire, unequal sexual desires, trust, lost passion)? Do you experience power or influence issues? What about household chores arguing? Any of these can be symptoms of underlying unmet needs that will be explored in therapy. "
Gay
(424) 271-4466
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Gay
"Do you feel you experience communication breakdowns and a sense of disconnection from someone you love? Is arguing becoming the norm in your relationship? Are one or both of you are shutting the other down? Are one or both of you not fighting fair? Are you having parenting style conflicts, sexual issues (lack of desire, unequal sexual desires, trust, lost passion)? Do you experience power or influence issues? What about household chores arguing? Any of these can be symptoms of underlying unmet needs that will be explored in therapy. "
Wendy Doucette, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"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."
Gay
(310) 692-9018
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Gay
"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."
Alexa Altman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I have a gentle, innovative, creative approach to therapy, where my goal is to connect clients to their own sense of resilience and their unique internal healing resources. I believe that each individual has an innate blueprint for health, which can be accessed through trusting the process, slowing down, and deepening the connection to oneself and the present moment."
Gay
(323) 929-2644
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay
"I have a gentle, innovative, creative approach to therapy, where my goal is to connect clients to their own sense of resilience and their unique internal healing resources. I believe that each individual has an innate blueprint for health, which can be accessed through trusting the process, slowing down, and deepening the connection to oneself and the present moment."
Dr. Candace Burnham, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I am a firm believer that everyone can benefit from therapy. Rather than viewing my clients as sick, I view them as stuck in unhelpful patterns of behavior, thoughts, and relationships. Through a therapeutic relationship characterized by safety and trust, together we can help you to tap into your inner strengths and resources and enact meaningful change in your life. My personal style is characterized by warmth, authenticity, and a commitment to understanding you as a whole person. I incorporate the latest evidenced-based techniques, with a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship and building insight. "
Gay
(213) 214-3960
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Gay
"I am a firm believer that everyone can benefit from therapy. Rather than viewing my clients as sick, I view them as stuck in unhelpful patterns of behavior, thoughts, and relationships. Through a therapeutic relationship characterized by safety and trust, together we can help you to tap into your inner strengths and resources and enact meaningful change in your life. My personal style is characterized by warmth, authenticity, and a commitment to understanding you as a whole person. I incorporate the latest evidenced-based techniques, with a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship and building insight. "
Michelle Susan Webber, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Psychotherapist, Addiction Specialist and Life Coach. Living life to the fullest is an adventure. It takes courage to go forward, to harness the power within. This is where Psychotherapy and Life Coaching meet; an opportunity to help you make the right choices, support you in reaching your dreams, assist you in finding happiness. As a life coach and psychotherapist, I am available to help you reach your personal and professional goals. My website is michellewebber.com. You can reach me at 323-301-0083 or by email at michellewebber@me.com. I look forward to hearing from you."
Gay
(323) 523-5957
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay
"Psychotherapist, Addiction Specialist and Life Coach. Living life to the fullest is an adventure. It takes courage to go forward, to harness the power within. This is where Psychotherapy and Life Coaching meet; an opportunity to help you make the right choices, support you in reaching your dreams, assist you in finding happiness. As a life coach and psychotherapist, I am available to help you reach your personal and professional goals. My website is michellewebber.com. You can reach me at 323-301-0083 or by email at michellewebber@me.com. I look forward to hearing from you."
Shannon M. Kalberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Everyone experiences challenges from time to time, but when the tough times are starting to outweigh the good times or you keep seeing the same patterns repeat over and over in your life, you may want to consider seeking help. I am here not to give you advice, but to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you've always wanted."
Gay
(310) 906-4176
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay
"Everyone experiences challenges from time to time, but when the tough times are starting to outweigh the good times or you keep seeing the same patterns repeat over and over in your life, you may want to consider seeking help. I am here not to give you advice, but to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you've always wanted."
Joellen lapidus, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"If you are looking for a therapist most likely you have a problem you can't solve on your own. My first job is to listen very carefully. I need to understand why you are coming for therapy. We'll form a strategy to get you where you want to go. My questions will help me understand your problem and are geared to help you see your problem in a new way. Sometimes we'll talk about the past and sometimes we'll stay in the present. Sometimes I will just listen and sometimes I'll give you homework."
Gay
(310) 906-4109
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Gay
"If you are looking for a therapist most likely you have a problem you can't solve on your own. My first job is to listen very carefully. I need to understand why you are coming for therapy. We'll form a strategy to get you where you want to go. My questions will help me understand your problem and are geared to help you see your problem in a new way. Sometimes we'll talk about the past and sometimes we'll stay in the present. Sometimes I will just listen and sometimes I'll give you homework."
Michael R. Mollura, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I provide a creative, soulful and positive approach to coping with depression, grief and anxiety. My work includes a sensitive blend of mind-body practices, traditional psychotherapy and a focus on dream interpretation using creative expression to open up the psyche for new healing perspectives to emerge. My work is highly recommended and I have recently been written about in LA Yoga Magazine. I am a Medicare provider originally from NY and I know how difficult it can be to ask for help and I value the importance of creating a safe, nurturing, confidential space that allows for a sense of peace, trust and comfort."
Gay
(213) 297-2776
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Gay
"I provide a creative, soulful and positive approach to coping with depression, grief and anxiety. My work includes a sensitive blend of mind-body practices, traditional psychotherapy and a focus on dream interpretation using creative expression to open up the psyche for new healing perspectives to emerge. My work is highly recommended and I have recently been written about in LA Yoga Magazine. I am a Medicare provider originally from NY and I know how difficult it can be to ask for help and I value the importance of creating a safe, nurturing, confidential space that allows for a sense of peace, trust and comfort."
Karen Stewart, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"We have all had times where we are struggling, feel low or "off", may not even have a real "reason" why these feelings are coming up for us. Or those times where an event, situation, loss, change in our daily functioning has lead us to not feel that we have the right skills to live our best lives and we just don't know what to do. Therapy is an answer for someone who wants to explore these feelings, to work through the difficult times and to learn about oneself in an unbiased, non-judgmental environment."
Gay
(424) 327-9030
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay
"We have all had times where we are struggling, feel low or "off", may not even have a real "reason" why these feelings are coming up for us. Or those times where an event, situation, loss, change in our daily functioning has lead us to not feel that we have the right skills to live our best lives and we just don't know what to do. Therapy is an answer for someone who wants to explore these feelings, to work through the difficult times and to learn about oneself in an unbiased, non-judgmental environment."
Tracy Kovacs Bevington, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I work to help you be the best person possible. I empower clients to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I've had success with anxiety, stress, depression, family problems, relationship problems, and work and school issues. I have an eclectic style where I utilize methods that best suit my client's needs. I treat my clients with the utmost respect to create and environment of safety and comfort. My clients grow through the partnership we create together."
Gay
(310) 226-2826
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Gay
"I work to help you be the best person possible. I empower clients to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I've had success with anxiety, stress, depression, family problems, relationship problems, and work and school issues. I have an eclectic style where I utilize methods that best suit my client's needs. I treat my clients with the utmost respect to create and environment of safety and comfort. My clients grow through the partnership we create together."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am a clinical psychologist with thirty years of experience in psychotherapy. I work with people struggling with those emotional and relationship problems, including depression, anxiety, intimacy and commitment issues, and the many subtle forms of self-defeating behavior that may limit their success and happiness. Sometimes these problems can be satisfactorily dealt with in a short time. Often they cannot. I like to work with people in both categories; but I most enjoy the challenges and rewards of working with those who must choose the longer path in search of a better solution, and of deeper self-knowledge."
Gay
(323) 419-0363
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Gay
"I am a clinical psychologist with thirty years of experience in psychotherapy. I work with people struggling with those emotional and relationship problems, including depression, anxiety, intimacy and commitment issues, and the many subtle forms of self-defeating behavior that may limit their success and happiness. Sometimes these problems can be satisfactorily dealt with in a short time. Often they cannot. I like to work with people in both categories; but I most enjoy the challenges and rewards of working with those who must choose the longer path in search of a better solution, and of deeper self-knowledge."
Masha Godkin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"We all have an innate drive towards unlocking our highest potential. Yet at times we put too much negativity into our self-talk. Do you find ways to sabotage your efforts towards personal growth? Perhaps still have a bad habit? Do you feel constantly drained, or "stuck in a rut?" What causes stagnation? Thoughts and self-doubts: "Do I deserve happiness? Am I really good enough?" We can work on these issues together. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing face-to-face as well as Online Therapy (through the secure Zoom conferencing platform) services to residents of the state of Ca."
Gay
(858) 264-1293
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Gay
"We all have an innate drive towards unlocking our highest potential. Yet at times we put too much negativity into our self-talk. Do you find ways to sabotage your efforts towards personal growth? Perhaps still have a bad habit? Do you feel constantly drained, or "stuck in a rut?" What causes stagnation? Thoughts and self-doubts: "Do I deserve happiness? Am I really good enough?" We can work on these issues together. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing face-to-face as well as Online Therapy (through the secure Zoom conferencing platform) services to residents of the state of Ca."
Angela M. Aiello, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am trauma and addiction psychotherapist with a MFT license and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I have an engaging, active, personable style that immediately puts clients at ease for a strong therapeutic bond necessary for deep insight oriented psychotherapy focusing on family of origin issues, attachment ruptures, trauma, and addiction struggles . I am trained in psychodynamic and relational modalities as well as various relapse prevention and harm reduction models. I work somatically utilizing the TRM model (traumatic resilience model) for somatic release of trauma that is "stuck" in the body. "
Gay
(424) 294-8910
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Gay
"I am trauma and addiction psychotherapist with a MFT license and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I have an engaging, active, personable style that immediately puts clients at ease for a strong therapeutic bond necessary for deep insight oriented psychotherapy focusing on family of origin issues, attachment ruptures, trauma, and addiction struggles . I am trained in psychodynamic and relational modalities as well as various relapse prevention and harm reduction models. I work somatically utilizing the TRM model (traumatic resilience model) for somatic release of trauma that is "stuck" in the body. "
Cristina Benitez Allen, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"None of us choose the suffering in our lives. Often we suffer in silence, sensing that talking about our problems leads to more pain, confusion, guilt, and shame. And sometimes the stories we tell about ourselves, about our lives, childhood, parents, partner, children, culture, only cements the groove in the record. Going over all the tales of disappointment can leave us feeling misunderstood, bitter, and mistrusting that we will ever be fully received, seen, and valued. What we really want is not for someone to tell us we have depression or anxiety, we want a magic wand."
Gay
(213) 293-1056
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Gay
"None of us choose the suffering in our lives. Often we suffer in silence, sensing that talking about our problems leads to more pain, confusion, guilt, and shame. And sometimes the stories we tell about ourselves, about our lives, childhood, parents, partner, children, culture, only cements the groove in the record. Going over all the tales of disappointment can leave us feeling misunderstood, bitter, and mistrusting that we will ever be fully received, seen, and valued. What we really want is not for someone to tell us we have depression or anxiety, we want a magic wand."

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If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica gay therapist these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly therapists plus gay therapists in Santa Monica, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.

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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.