Darrell Walters
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I enjoy collaborating with individuals and families from a strength-based approach. I frequently work with neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges. This includes executive functioning issues, like ADHD, moodiness and depression, or anxiety due to high academic pressure, life stress, or divorce. I also work extensively with technology-related issues: Healthy-mind balance, boundary setting, as well as mindfulness practices for relaxation and expanding frustration tolerance.
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(310) 773-4831
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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I enjoy collaborating with individuals and families from a strength-based approach. I frequently work with neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges. This includes executive functioning issues, like ADHD, moodiness and depression, or anxiety due to high academic pressure, life stress, or divorce. I also work extensively with technology-related issues: Healthy-mind balance, boundary setting, as well as mindfulness practices for relaxation and expanding frustration tolerance.
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Alan E Clark
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 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.
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(310) 660-7462
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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.
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Carole A Chasin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
As a Marriage and Family therapist and relationship specialist in Beverly Hills, I help smart successful people learn to recognize and find a loving partner and have the relationship they want and be able to translate their career success into relationship success. If you're looking for a new relationship or wanting to improve the one you're in, it's time to invest in yourself, your relationship, and your future by getting expert help now. Discover how to find the love you deserve. I’ll guide you into a loving, lasting and fulfilling relationship or marriage. Even partners who argue can have highly successful relationship. Call me
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(424) 375-6335
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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As a Marriage and Family therapist and relationship specialist in Beverly Hills, I help smart successful people learn to recognize and find a loving partner and have the relationship they want and be able to translate their career success into relationship success. If you're looking for a new relationship or wanting to improve the one you're in, it's time to invest in yourself, your relationship, and your future by getting expert help now. Discover how to find the love you deserve. I’ll guide you into a loving, lasting and fulfilling relationship or marriage. Even partners who argue can have highly successful relationship. Call me
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Barbara Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
If you're anxious, depressed, have relationship problems, sexual problems, substance dependency, work problems, family problems, parenting problems, etc., and want to learn how to work through life's issues toward a more alive and purposeful existence, try Integrative Body Psychotherapy. If you want to go beyond everyday problems, feel joy, personal fulfillment, and a profound experience of true self in the world, try this holistic work that combines the physical and mental with the soul. Through breathing and understanding, my clients learn how to manage their issues, find access to their core and often their true purpose in life.
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(310) 395-3739
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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If you're anxious, depressed, have relationship problems, sexual problems, substance dependency, work problems, family problems, parenting problems, etc., and want to learn how to work through life's issues toward a more alive and purposeful existence, try Integrative Body Psychotherapy. If you want to go beyond everyday problems, feel joy, personal fulfillment, and a profound experience of true self in the world, try this holistic work that combines the physical and mental with the soul. Through breathing and understanding, my clients learn how to manage their issues, find access to their core and often their true purpose in life.
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Claire Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
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(424) 581-0767
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
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Karlee Dahlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
In your first session, we will get to know each other, dive into your past, learn about your childhood, identify attachment strategies, find your barriers to success and then immediately start moving you toward health and happiness. We will dissect behavioral patterns, find an understanding of your most common role in relationships and figure out how to help you live a balanced life. I will give you some practical tools to feel better. I want to help you get aligned with your true path in life and start doing what you truly enjoy.
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(424) 234-2654
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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In your first session, we will get to know each other, dive into your past, learn about your childhood, identify attachment strategies, find your barriers to success and then immediately start moving you toward health and happiness. We will dissect behavioral patterns, find an understanding of your most common role in relationships and figure out how to help you live a balanced life. I will give you some practical tools to feel better. I want to help you get aligned with your true path in life and start doing what you truly enjoy.
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Lauryn J. Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
As a collaborative therapist my goal is to help with physical, mental & emotion awareness, healing with acceptance of the past and how to take action moving forward towards a desired future. Art therapy in combination with talk therapy will offer personal insight, decrease anxiety and improve one’s overall well-being. With 20 years experience using art with families my focus is to help with transitions such as grief, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma.
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(424) 348-4495
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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As a collaborative therapist my goal is to help with physical, mental & emotion awareness, healing with acceptance of the past and how to take action moving forward towards a desired future. Art therapy in combination with talk therapy will offer personal insight, decrease anxiety and improve one’s overall well-being. With 20 years experience using art with families my focus is to help with transitions such as grief, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma.
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La Shaun N Lawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Have you been having difficulties engaging in things you previously enjoyed? Are you isolating and finding it harder to talk to family and friends? If you are looking for a safe empowering space where you can heal, learn to love and accept yourself while reconnecting with your authentic self, you have already made the first step in improving your situation by visiting my profile.
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(424) 322-6528
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Have you been having difficulties engaging in things you previously enjoyed? Are you isolating and finding it harder to talk to family and friends? If you are looking for a safe empowering space where you can heal, learn to love and accept yourself while reconnecting with your authentic self, you have already made the first step in improving your situation by visiting my profile.
Adam Boardman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Therapy is a uniquely powerful tool for healing and growth - this is why I am here. We all deserve to live a healthy, productive life. My goal for any client, couple, or family is to meet you exactly where you are and move forward with strength and authenticity. No matter how depressed, discouraged, anxious, or confused you might be I believe in your ability to know yourself, heal yourself, and grow yourself. I support my clients' ability to tune into themselves and their bodies to live more authentically and have richer, deeper relationships.
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(310) 361-2802
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Therapy is a uniquely powerful tool for healing and growth - this is why I am here. We all deserve to live a healthy, productive life. My goal for any client, couple, or family is to meet you exactly where you are and move forward with strength and authenticity. No matter how depressed, discouraged, anxious, or confused you might be I believe in your ability to know yourself, heal yourself, and grow yourself. I support my clients' ability to tune into themselves and their bodies to live more authentically and have richer, deeper relationships.
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Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 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.
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(424) 358-3098
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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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.
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Michael Ceccon
MS, APCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you feeling frustrated, confused, stressed, depressed, or lost? Living a human life means learning to live with the human condition and the challenges that arise as a result - mortality, relationships, conflict, emotionality, suffering, and change. In short, therapy can help you adapt and adjust to experiences that can often be challenging and confusing; experiences that you may not always have the skills or insight to address. Therapy is meant to be a safe environment for you to process your experience of life to get helpful feedback and a healing perspective.
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(619) 639-1653
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Are you feeling frustrated, confused, stressed, depressed, or lost? Living a human life means learning to live with the human condition and the challenges that arise as a result - mortality, relationships, conflict, emotionality, suffering, and change. In short, therapy can help you adapt and adjust to experiences that can often be challenging and confusing; experiences that you may not always have the skills or insight to address. Therapy is meant to be a safe environment for you to process your experience of life to get helpful feedback and a healing perspective.
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Tamara Kline
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Therapy can be a rich and powerful experience of growth and change. I work with individuals and couples, families, and teenagers to successfully reduce stress, anxiety and depression; strengthen friendships and relationships at work and at home; resolve grief, past traumas, and internal conflict; modify negative thinking and self-destructive behaviors; build self-esteem; enhance intimacy and sexual well-being; foster self-discovery; and help improve one’s overall quality of life experiences.
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(310) 226-7000
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Therapy can be a rich and powerful experience of growth and change. I work with individuals and couples, families, and teenagers to successfully reduce stress, anxiety and depression; strengthen friendships and relationships at work and at home; resolve grief, past traumas, and internal conflict; modify negative thinking and self-destructive behaviors; build self-esteem; enhance intimacy and sexual well-being; foster self-discovery; and help improve one’s overall quality of life experiences.
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Sam Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
The relationship between client and therapist is essential for meaningful work to take place. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, realness, with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to truly face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, and rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses the world around us as we continue to grow. In our work we will focus on the present and past to discover and adapt what hasn’t historically worked for you, as you navigate relationships, life stressors, and change.
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(424) 310-1203
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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The relationship between client and therapist is essential for meaningful work to take place. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, realness, with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to truly face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, and rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses the world around us as we continue to grow. In our work we will focus on the present and past to discover and adapt what hasn’t historically worked for you, as you navigate relationships, life stressors, and change.
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Renee Curry
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Let go of anxiety, work related stress, and unhealthy coping behaviors. Learn new skills for healthy peer cultivation, trustworthiness, and release anxiety related to traumatic events. This is the best time to cultivate sound skills for better life decisions including "moving on", forgiveness, and healing from trauma related events!
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(747) 220-0439
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Let go of anxiety, work related stress, and unhealthy coping behaviors. Learn new skills for healthy peer cultivation, trustworthiness, and release anxiety related to traumatic events. This is the best time to cultivate sound skills for better life decisions including "moving on", forgiveness, and healing from trauma related events!
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Liat Alon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, ATR-BC, WFR, RYT, LCAT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am here to escort you through your anxiety, depression, or stuckness so that, ultimately, you can uncover internal resources and a more radiant version of yourself. You will find your inner compass in times of terrifying unknown, regain your balance after life sucker punched you with a breakup or loss, heal trauma so your past won’t harm your present. More than anything, this is about connecting to your inner wisdom so that you can move through challenges with a sense of clarity and alignment; so that you can create a life that brings you fully ALIVE. Time to come alive, dear one.
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(747) 322-4739
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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I am here to escort you through your anxiety, depression, or stuckness so that, ultimately, you can uncover internal resources and a more radiant version of yourself. You will find your inner compass in times of terrifying unknown, regain your balance after life sucker punched you with a breakup or loss, heal trauma so your past won’t harm your present. More than anything, this is about connecting to your inner wisdom so that you can move through challenges with a sense of clarity and alignment; so that you can create a life that brings you fully ALIVE. Time to come alive, dear one.
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Renda Dionne Madrigal
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator. I was featured on the cover of the February 2018 edition of Mindful Magazine. I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over twenty years. I combine mindfulness, somatic (body-based) therapies, and story in the work I do. I offer mindfulness-based services to help with stress, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship disruptions, poor attention/concentration, lack of focus, and chronic pain. I also emphasize skills to cultivate positive emotions for a happier, healthier, more peaceful life; and better relationships.
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(909) 675-1285
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator. I was featured on the cover of the February 2018 edition of Mindful Magazine. I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over twenty years. I combine mindfulness, somatic (body-based) therapies, and story in the work I do. I offer mindfulness-based services to help with stress, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship disruptions, poor attention/concentration, lack of focus, and chronic pain. I also emphasize skills to cultivate positive emotions for a happier, healthier, more peaceful life; and better relationships.
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Kevin Kuhlow
MS, RADT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
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(310) 361-4295
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
Jessica Ehrman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you tired of working with therapists who you feel don’t understand you, are boring and outdated, and say “mhm” or “how does that make you feel” all session? I’m here to help make therapy fun, engaging, and a safe place for you to comfortably explore your emotions and learn new healthy coping skills along the way. Therapy doesn’t have to be boring and I love to use fun and innovative pop-culture based interventions in my work. My professional geek therapy interests include the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dungeons & Dragons, Roblox, Animal Crossing, video games, and all things Star Wars. I have a soft-spot for Disney villains.
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(949) 539-0259
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Group
Are you tired of working with therapists who you feel don’t understand you, are boring and outdated, and say “mhm” or “how does that make you feel” all session? I’m here to help make therapy fun, engaging, and a safe place for you to comfortably explore your emotions and learn new healthy coping skills along the way. Therapy doesn’t have to be boring and I love to use fun and innovative pop-culture based interventions in my work. My professional geek therapy interests include the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dungeons & Dragons, Roblox, Animal Crossing, video games, and all things Star Wars. I have a soft-spot for Disney villains.
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Rachel Jane King Neporent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I work best with clients who have a passion to continuously explore what wellness looks like for them in their lives.
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(914) 677-0442
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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I work best with clients who have a passion to continuously explore what wellness looks like for them in their lives.
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Jill Diamond
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I will return your message whether or not I'm accepting new patients. Early riser? Early AM appointments available! Obsessive, oppressive negative body image and disordered eating holding up your best life? Let's do this. I also love working with divorce and parental alienation; single by choice and coping with stigma; PTSD, trauma and addictions. You will find me authentic, warm, accessible, and non-judgmental. I offer a safe, respectful space to support you forward on your journey to creating a life where you can live content and to your full potential. I'm available via video or phone throughout California.
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(951) 339-2485
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
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I will return your message whether or not I'm accepting new patients. Early riser? Early AM appointments available! Obsessive, oppressive negative body image and disordered eating holding up your best life? Let's do this. I also love working with divorce and parental alienation; single by choice and coping with stigma; PTSD, trauma and addictions. You will find me authentic, warm, accessible, and non-judgmental. I offer a safe, respectful space to support you forward on your journey to creating a life where you can live content and to your full potential. I'm available via video or phone throughout California.

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Therapists in Santa Monica are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Monica. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Monica

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