Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Are you are feeling as if no one in your life understands what you are going through or that no one is really there for you when you need them most? Or maybe you have people in your life to talk to but you feel as if you don't want to talk to them about your problems because you feel embarrassed or conflicted. Being in emotional distress and having no one to talk to can be lonely and painful. I want you to know you don't have to be alone. There is help for you with group therapy."
Group
(424) 332-0012
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Group
"Are you are feeling as if no one in your life understands what you are going through or that no one is really there for you when you need them most? Or maybe you have people in your life to talk to but you feel as if you don't want to talk to them about your problems because you feel embarrassed or conflicted. Being in emotional distress and having no one to talk to can be lonely and painful. I want you to know you don't have to be alone. There is help for you with group therapy."
Sophie Levy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"For many people life can go through periods of intense difficulty, pain and suffering, and it can feel overwhelming. My practice focuses on understanding these feelings with the hope of decreasing the distress. Together we will explore the different parts of you that show up from both past and present. I work collaboratively with my clients believing they contain all the wisdom they need to heal and that my training and reflecting back to you what I am hearing will help you access it. I work psychodynamically so I am always curious about how much of your history is impacting your life today."
Group
(424) 543-6816
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Group
"For many people life can go through periods of intense difficulty, pain and suffering, and it can feel overwhelming. My practice focuses on understanding these feelings with the hope of decreasing the distress. Together we will explore the different parts of you that show up from both past and present. I work collaboratively with my clients believing they contain all the wisdom they need to heal and that my training and reflecting back to you what I am hearing will help you access it. I work psychodynamically so I am always curious about how much of your history is impacting your life today."
Ashley Graber, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I feel passionately about helping you or your family member to become the best person they can be. Everyone is entitled to happiness and well-being. It is my job to help you, or your loved ones, to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving that happiness and well-being. Through a supportive and empathic therapeutic relationship I will meet you where you are at and work collaboratively with you. Together we will find the right treatment to support the changes you want to make."
Group
(310) 986-2282
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Group
"I feel passionately about helping you or your family member to become the best person they can be. Everyone is entitled to happiness and well-being. It is my job to help you, or your loved ones, to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving that happiness and well-being. Through a supportive and empathic therapeutic relationship I will meet you where you are at and work collaboratively with you. Together we will find the right treatment to support the changes you want to make."
Hannah Bystritsky, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, BA, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"There are many reasons that people seek therapy. We start by thinking that we can handle things on our own but on some level - everyone needs help sometimes. You may be struggling with relationships, careers or big life changes. As an associate clinical social worker, my goal is to help you find understanding for your past and present experiences. You may be stuck in a destructive pattern or feeling hopeless about the future. I believe that an ideal therapist should be supportive, validating and non-judgmental. I use a collaborative and compassionate approach tailored specific to your individual needs."
Group
(424) 272-8421
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Group
"There are many reasons that people seek therapy. We start by thinking that we can handle things on our own but on some level - everyone needs help sometimes. You may be struggling with relationships, careers or big life changes. As an associate clinical social worker, my goal is to help you find understanding for your past and present experiences. You may be stuck in a destructive pattern or feeling hopeless about the future. I believe that an ideal therapist should be supportive, validating and non-judgmental. I use a collaborative and compassionate approach tailored specific to your individual needs."
Alan E Clark, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs."
Group
(310) 660-7462
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
Group
"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs."
Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life."
Group
(424) 358-3098
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Group
"Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life."
Lauren Kerwin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a licensed psychologist primarily serving adults and adolescents who struggle with depression and anxiety; borderline personality disorder; substance and alcohol use; relationship distress; emptiness; intolerable emotions; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; eating concerns; and histories of trauma. My therapeutic approach centers on utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT was initially developed to treat borderline personality disorder but is now used to effectively treat a broad spectrum of psychological problems by focusing on enhancing the skills necessary to not only cope but thrive in a world full of obstacles."
Group
(424) 488-0922
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Group
"I am a licensed psychologist primarily serving adults and adolescents who struggle with depression and anxiety; borderline personality disorder; substance and alcohol use; relationship distress; emptiness; intolerable emotions; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; eating concerns; and histories of trauma. My therapeutic approach centers on utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT was initially developed to treat borderline personality disorder but is now used to effectively treat a broad spectrum of psychological problems by focusing on enhancing the skills necessary to not only cope but thrive in a world full of obstacles."
David Ibrahim, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CADC II, E500RYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90407
"Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, or symptoms of anxiety and depression affecting your success? Are issues from your past impacting your ability to feel successful at your place of employment, in your partner relationships, or in relationships with family members? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide psychotherapy for couples and individuals who are challenged by emotional unhappiness, PTSD, incest, addiction, and depression."
Group
(323) 798-9774
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90407
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Group
"Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, or symptoms of anxiety and depression affecting your success? Are issues from your past impacting your ability to feel successful at your place of employment, in your partner relationships, or in relationships with family members? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide psychotherapy for couples and individuals who are challenged by emotional unhappiness, PTSD, incest, addiction, and depression."
Emily Lefkowitz, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Providing optimal care requires the capacity for humble self-reflection, the willingness to shift gears when needed, and the creativity to approach problems in unexpected ways. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to constantly question and re-evaluate my own perceptions, intuition, and clinical judgment. I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. Broadly trained in dialectical behavioral, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic treatments models, as well as specific empirically supported interventions, I strive to address each individual's needs with the appropriate clinical approach."
Group
(424) 294-8891
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Group
"Providing optimal care requires the capacity for humble self-reflection, the willingness to shift gears when needed, and the creativity to approach problems in unexpected ways. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to constantly question and re-evaluate my own perceptions, intuition, and clinical judgment. I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. Broadly trained in dialectical behavioral, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic treatments models, as well as specific empirically supported interventions, I strive to address each individual's needs with the appropriate clinical approach."
Elizabeth D Winkler, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Therapy is a safe and nurturing place for you to explore your emotions and struggles within yourself as well as in the world. If you are stressed, depressed, anxious, or conflicted in a relationship then email or call me and see if I'm the right "fit" for you. I look forward to meeting you!"
Group
(310) 910-9618
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Group
"Therapy is a safe and nurturing place for you to explore your emotions and struggles within yourself as well as in the world. If you are stressed, depressed, anxious, or conflicted in a relationship then email or call me and see if I'm the right "fit" for you. I look forward to meeting you!"
Stara Shakti
MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Are you a survivor of trauma? Are you a person of color, LGBTQ, immigrant or 1st-generation American in your 20s, 30s, or 40s? Do you often feel lost, hopeless, anxious, or isolated or no one "sees" you for ALL of who you are? Did you have narcissistic or borderline parents? Do you have have trouble living up to their perfectionist standards? Do you always end up feeling "not good enough"? Do feel sometimes feel bad, guilty, ashamed, or unworthy of love? Does anxiety, depression, chronic, negative thinking, or self-defeating patterns hold you back in life/prevent you from moving forward to live a life you want (and deserve) to live?"
Group
(310) 919-5877
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Group
"Are you a survivor of trauma? Are you a person of color, LGBTQ, immigrant or 1st-generation American in your 20s, 30s, or 40s? Do you often feel lost, hopeless, anxious, or isolated or no one "sees" you for ALL of who you are? Did you have narcissistic or borderline parents? Do you have have trouble living up to their perfectionist standards? Do you always end up feeling "not good enough"? Do feel sometimes feel bad, guilty, ashamed, or unworthy of love? Does anxiety, depression, chronic, negative thinking, or self-defeating patterns hold you back in life/prevent you from moving forward to live a life you want (and deserve) to live?"
Desy Safán-Gerard, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I have over 40 years of experience treating individuals, couples & groups. I like working with creative people in any field. As a painter and psychoanalyst, I am especially able to help creative people deal with the difficulties inherent in creative work and achieve their full potential. Relationship problems can affect creative work and difficulties with work can impact relationships. I like my work with patients to focus on both worlds. My book on creativity, Chaos and Control, has been published by Routledge, London, March 2018."
Group
(310) 945-2685
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Group
"I have over 40 years of experience treating individuals, couples & groups. I like working with creative people in any field. As a painter and psychoanalyst, I am especially able to help creative people deal with the difficulties inherent in creative work and achieve their full potential. Relationship problems can affect creative work and difficulties with work can impact relationships. I like my work with patients to focus on both worlds. My book on creativity, Chaos and Control, has been published by Routledge, London, March 2018."
Niaz Khani, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I understand that seeking therapy may be a very difficult process, however what you can gain from the process is limitless. If you are feeling stuck and interested in making some changes in your life or just need some support right now, this may be a good time to give therapy a try. It's very important to feel safe and connected to your therapist and I encourage you to shop around for the "best-fit." I welcome you to contact me in order to determine whether we would be a good match."
Group
(323) 617-4383
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Group
"I understand that seeking therapy may be a very difficult process, however what you can gain from the process is limitless. If you are feeling stuck and interested in making some changes in your life or just need some support right now, this may be a good time to give therapy a try. It's very important to feel safe and connected to your therapist and I encourage you to shop around for the "best-fit." I welcome you to contact me in order to determine whether we would be a good match."
David W. Schreiber, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Therapy is an opportunity to explore, illuminate, and eventually integrate experiences and emotions which may feel overwhelming and confusing. Together, we create a unique therapeutic relationship in which we safely explore and make sense of your feelings and experiences, and in the process, help you find more meaning and happiness in your life and in your relationships."
Group
(310) 503-1767
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Group
"Therapy is an opportunity to explore, illuminate, and eventually integrate experiences and emotions which may feel overwhelming and confusing. Together, we create a unique therapeutic relationship in which we safely explore and make sense of your feelings and experiences, and in the process, help you find more meaning and happiness in your life and in your relationships."
Danielle Levanas, Art Therapist
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, RDT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Creative Arts Therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. If you are struggling, you don’t have to go through it alone. I am committed to supporting you on the path to achieving your goals and tapping into your creativity. My practice is about building connections through creative expression, mindfulness, embodied play, and counseling techniques. Through a holistic and creative approach to recovery, I work with clients to help you uncover the spark that makes you feel inspired, flexible, and grounded in your life and work. "
Group
(424) 353-4015
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Group
"Creative Arts Therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. If you are struggling, you don’t have to go through it alone. I am committed to supporting you on the path to achieving your goals and tapping into your creativity. My practice is about building connections through creative expression, mindfulness, embodied play, and counseling techniques. Through a holistic and creative approach to recovery, I work with clients to help you uncover the spark that makes you feel inspired, flexible, and grounded in your life and work. "
Natalia Boucher, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Welcome! The challenges of everyday living can seem overwhelming. Life at times presents us with struggles and setbacks, but sometimes the same problems will keep on recurring unless you make a change. Therapy can help you find the underlying causes of why you feel the way you do and finally move towards relief. I would be honored to work together with you on your journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. My therapy style offers a safe, warm and compassionate environment while encouraging my clients to recognize their strengths and weaknesses within themselves."
Group
(310) 775-2655
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Group
"Welcome! The challenges of everyday living can seem overwhelming. Life at times presents us with struggles and setbacks, but sometimes the same problems will keep on recurring unless you make a change. Therapy can help you find the underlying causes of why you feel the way you do and finally move towards relief. I would be honored to work together with you on your journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. My therapy style offers a safe, warm and compassionate environment while encouraging my clients to recognize their strengths and weaknesses within themselves."
Hyim J Ross, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"In addiction? Anxious or depressed? Self medicating? You will have to create a new patterns of behavior and thought to deal with the old destructive behaviors and thoughts. I believe in this work. It works. I can help you thrive in substance and emotional sobriety. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with emotional disregulation and/or dealing with addiction--be that drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, smart phones, intensity, pills, marijuana, etc. With over a decade of experience in helping people, you will learn skills to deal with your challenges as well as address the roots of your suffering."
Group
(510) 491-9284
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Group
"In addiction? Anxious or depressed? Self medicating? You will have to create a new patterns of behavior and thought to deal with the old destructive behaviors and thoughts. I believe in this work. It works. I can help you thrive in substance and emotional sobriety. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with emotional disregulation and/or dealing with addiction--be that drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, smart phones, intensity, pills, marijuana, etc. With over a decade of experience in helping people, you will learn skills to deal with your challenges as well as address the roots of your suffering."
Julia Alperovich, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, M.S., LMFT, CSAT-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I am a direct and pragmatic person with a warm and empathetic demeanor. With over a decade of experience, I am adept at identifying the underlying causes of ongoing distress and dysfunction. My goal in working with clients is to help them develop understanding and insight about the origins of their problems so that they can utilize and enhance their current strengths to bring about growth and healing. In addition, I am actively involved with various research communities to remain current with the newest and most effective treatment modalities."
Group
(818) 918-9261
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Group
"I am a direct and pragmatic person with a warm and empathetic demeanor. With over a decade of experience, I am adept at identifying the underlying causes of ongoing distress and dysfunction. My goal in working with clients is to help them develop understanding and insight about the origins of their problems so that they can utilize and enhance their current strengths to bring about growth and healing. In addition, I am actively involved with various research communities to remain current with the newest and most effective treatment modalities."
Brenda K. Beardsley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT, EMDR
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"There are times in life when all we really need is to be heard. Utilizing an in-depth yet solution-focused approach, my goal is to work with you to uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change situations of the past, we can work together to better understand how your past experiences may be presenting challenges or road blocks in your life today."
Group
(310) 945-2804
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Group
"There are times in life when all we really need is to be heard. Utilizing an in-depth yet solution-focused approach, my goal is to work with you to uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change situations of the past, we can work together to better understand how your past experiences may be presenting challenges or road blocks in your life today."
Dr. Michelle Jackson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"If you struggle with stress or anxiety, then you know the toll that this can take on the rest of your life—that all-too familiar feeling of being completely overwhelmed. This may be impacting your dating life, relationships with your partner or children, or your well-being at school or work—and the tendency to compare yourself to others only makes you feel worse. If this sounds like you, I can help. Together, we will build a strong therapeutic relationship that supports your goals and priorities. By working through old patterns that aren't serving you anymore, you can begin to approach the next day feeling lighter and less burdened."
Group
(818) 696-4843
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Group
"If you struggle with stress or anxiety, then you know the toll that this can take on the rest of your life—that all-too familiar feeling of being completely overwhelmed. This may be impacting your dating life, relationships with your partner or children, or your well-being at school or work—and the tendency to compare yourself to others only makes you feel worse. If this sounds like you, I can help. Together, we will build a strong therapeutic relationship that supports your goals and priorities. By working through old patterns that aren't serving you anymore, you can begin to approach the next day feeling lighter and less burdened."

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