Georgina Kim Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
Individuals
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Individuals
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
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Renee Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
In my 30+ years of experience, I have tried to create a non-judgmental environment of openness and collaboration with my clients. I have found that most people are looking for understanding, clarification and a path to hope and healing.
Individuals
(424) 387-3831
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Individuals
In my 30+ years of experience, I have tried to create a non-judgmental environment of openness and collaboration with my clients. I have found that most people are looking for understanding, clarification and a path to hope and healing.
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Kristen Welke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My favorite clients to work with are children and teens ages 5 to 18 as well as young adults ages 19 - 35. I have an innate ability to connect and communicate with children and teens while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, I show up authentically and establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor.
Individuals
(424) 383-6792
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Individuals
My favorite clients to work with are children and teens ages 5 to 18 as well as young adults ages 19 - 35. I have an innate ability to connect and communicate with children and teens while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, I show up authentically and establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor.
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Martin C Novell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You will not experience the silent treatment. I am a board certified psychotherapist providing a wide range of evidence based skills tailor-made for individuals and couples. We'll develop a treatment plan to heal strained relationships, difficult situations, depressive and anxious feelings, career issues. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist I help couples ease into discussions, changing the direction of a conversation from disappointment or divorce to growth. Successful individuals and successful couples know how to re-position their thoughts and feelings to create a better place for themselves in this world.
Individuals
(424) 254-5179
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Individuals
You will not experience the silent treatment. I am a board certified psychotherapist providing a wide range of evidence based skills tailor-made for individuals and couples. We'll develop a treatment plan to heal strained relationships, difficult situations, depressive and anxious feelings, career issues. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist I help couples ease into discussions, changing the direction of a conversation from disappointment or divorce to growth. Successful individuals and successful couples know how to re-position their thoughts and feelings to create a better place for themselves in this world.
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Samy Harbert
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am passionate about helping others connect with the most authentic version of themselves. Growing up in LA, I understand what it's like to feel pressure to succeed in every aspect of your life. Because of my experiences, I care deeply about helping my clients slow down and find meaning in both their personal and professional lives. Whether you may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues - or something else entirely, I will help you understand and improve the symptoms you may be experiencing.
Individuals
(310) 340-2262
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
I am passionate about helping others connect with the most authentic version of themselves. Growing up in LA, I understand what it's like to feel pressure to succeed in every aspect of your life. Because of my experiences, I care deeply about helping my clients slow down and find meaning in both their personal and professional lives. Whether you may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues - or something else entirely, I will help you understand and improve the symptoms you may be experiencing.
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Tannaz Eskandari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
If you find yourself frequently having negative thoughts or engaging in behaviors that aren't serving you, you have come to the right place. I strive to create a comfortable experience where people can be authentically and unapologetically themselves - where you can feel heard and understood while also receiving the boost you need to make real changes in your life.
Individuals
(424) 373-6870
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Individuals
If you find yourself frequently having negative thoughts or engaging in behaviors that aren't serving you, you have come to the right place. I strive to create a comfortable experience where people can be authentically and unapologetically themselves - where you can feel heard and understood while also receiving the boost you need to make real changes in your life.
Kenneth Subotnik
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My specialty is treating the broad spectrum of anxiety disorders including: panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, blood draw/injection phobia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), tic disorders, and Tourette's Disorder. I use a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach that has shown the best treatment efficacy for each disorder listed above. For example, I would use "exposure-response prevention" for OCD , "habit reversal" for tics and Tourette's, "Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic" workbooks for panic disorder, mindfulness based approach for IBS.
Individuals
(310) 341-7602
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Individuals
My specialty is treating the broad spectrum of anxiety disorders including: panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, blood draw/injection phobia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), tic disorders, and Tourette's Disorder. I use a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach that has shown the best treatment efficacy for each disorder listed above. For example, I would use "exposure-response prevention" for OCD , "habit reversal" for tics and Tourette's, "Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic" workbooks for panic disorder, mindfulness based approach for IBS.
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Sarah Minas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My philosophy is simple: Make the most of life's transitions and challenges to develop insight and tools for the future. My practice provides a safe and judgment-free space to explore those things most important to you. Using a straightforward approach to identify current challenges, we'll formulate strategies to tackle life's difficulties.
Individuals
(858) 946-4941
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Individuals
My philosophy is simple: Make the most of life's transitions and challenges to develop insight and tools for the future. My practice provides a safe and judgment-free space to explore those things most important to you. Using a straightforward approach to identify current challenges, we'll formulate strategies to tackle life's difficulties.
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Mindfulpath Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mindfulpath Inc is a healing space encompassed by a variety of treatment professionals, providing a wide array of services, and working as one connected team to provide quality mental health care. Our community of practitioners make available a wide array of services from individual and group therapy to nutrition and yoga all in one location.  Mindfulpath understands there is no one healing modality that works for all. We take the time to get to know YOU based on YOUR uniqueness and together we create a customized plan to best suit your needs as you walk on YOUR mindfulpath. 
Individuals
(310) 909-8164
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Individuals
Mindfulpath Inc is a healing space encompassed by a variety of treatment professionals, providing a wide array of services, and working as one connected team to provide quality mental health care. Our community of practitioners make available a wide array of services from individual and group therapy to nutrition and yoga all in one location.  Mindfulpath understands there is no one healing modality that works for all. We take the time to get to know YOU based on YOUR uniqueness and together we create a customized plan to best suit your needs as you walk on YOUR mindfulpath. 
Dr Emily Hu, PhD - Thrive Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, or burnt out? Are you recovering from trauma or abuse, a history of addiction, a difficult childhood, or just want some guidance in how to live and love as your most genuine, authentic self? Are you looking for someone to help you grow your relationship with yourself and others through with compassion, respect, and a sometimes-nerdy sense of humor? Do you live anywhere in California or Washington?
Individuals
(310) 893-1978 x705
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, or burnt out? Are you recovering from trauma or abuse, a history of addiction, a difficult childhood, or just want some guidance in how to live and love as your most genuine, authentic self? Are you looking for someone to help you grow your relationship with yourself and others through with compassion, respect, and a sometimes-nerdy sense of humor? Do you live anywhere in California or Washington?
Jeffrey Nord
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Every couple is different, every couple is complicated, and every couple has trouble talking about one or more key issues. In your first session I will quickly assess what isn't working in your relationship and build a plan to eliminate the problem. I will help facilitate effective communication, make sure the sessions are emotionally safe, and teach practical methods for getting your thoughts and feelings across. My job is not to figure out who is right and who is wrong, my job is to help. ​I tend to work with couples each week for 8-12 weeks.
Individuals
(424) 373-6636
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Individuals
Every couple is different, every couple is complicated, and every couple has trouble talking about one or more key issues. In your first session I will quickly assess what isn't working in your relationship and build a plan to eliminate the problem. I will help facilitate effective communication, make sure the sessions are emotionally safe, and teach practical methods for getting your thoughts and feelings across. My job is not to figure out who is right and who is wrong, my job is to help. ​I tend to work with couples each week for 8-12 weeks.
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Nicholas Charles Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
Individuals
(951) 524-7532
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Individuals
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
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Jennifer Ollestad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Santa Monica and the Ojai/Ventura area. For the past fifteen + years I have been working as a therapist with adolescents, adults and families. I am also a clinical supervisor to interns in my private practice, and I provide psychotherapy for therapists in training. My work as a therapist focuses on relationships of all kinds. For my client, I hope to be an agent of positive change by working with him/her/them towards an understanding of the dynamics that keep him/her/them from moving forward and then by mentoring him/her/them to co-create a bigger life for him/her/them self.
Individuals
(424) 570-3246
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Santa Monica and the Ojai/Ventura area. For the past fifteen + years I have been working as a therapist with adolescents, adults and families. I am also a clinical supervisor to interns in my private practice, and I provide psychotherapy for therapists in training. My work as a therapist focuses on relationships of all kinds. For my client, I hope to be an agent of positive change by working with him/her/them towards an understanding of the dynamics that keep him/her/them from moving forward and then by mentoring him/her/them to co-create a bigger life for him/her/them self.
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Judith Bin-Nun
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA Ed, MAPsych, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I provide supportive, creative and caring Psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults - couples, families, individuals. STUDIO ART EXPERIENCE for individuals and groups takes place in my Venice Studio. I offer many comfortable treatment modalities for my patients besides traditional talk or play therapy in my office setting. Additionally, I have FOOD FOR THOUGHT cooking therapy groups in my "greenhouse kitchen", and use Animal Assisted Therapy with my Pet Partner Therapy Dogs in my office. My devoted practice and practical guidance are in a warm office setting with a "family therapy" kitchen, play therapy room and AAT dogs.
Individuals
(424) 404-5597
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Individuals
I provide supportive, creative and caring Psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults - couples, families, individuals. STUDIO ART EXPERIENCE for individuals and groups takes place in my Venice Studio. I offer many comfortable treatment modalities for my patients besides traditional talk or play therapy in my office setting. Additionally, I have FOOD FOR THOUGHT cooking therapy groups in my "greenhouse kitchen", and use Animal Assisted Therapy with my Pet Partner Therapy Dogs in my office. My devoted practice and practical guidance are in a warm office setting with a "family therapy" kitchen, play therapy room and AAT dogs.
Su Lim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LLB Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where they feel stuck and hopeless. Seeing your life begin to turn around can be profound. We will work together to discover your strengths and help you use your strengths to create positive, lasting change. If you are feeling hopeless or isolated in battling issues alone, or need someone to help you get to a better place, please reach out. My website for more information is www.sulimtherapy.com.
Individuals
(310) 717-0332
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Individuals
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where they feel stuck and hopeless. Seeing your life begin to turn around can be profound. We will work together to discover your strengths and help you use your strengths to create positive, lasting change. If you are feeling hopeless or isolated in battling issues alone, or need someone to help you get to a better place, please reach out. My website for more information is www.sulimtherapy.com.
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Monica Dahling New
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSPT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Do you feel like you are not living the life that you thought you would be living? Are you stuck and need a change? Do you have a grip on how to resolve your relationship issues and other problems? Are you in a toxic relationship and exhausted? I have worked with thousands of individuals that feel the same way that you do. Many of my clients have seen other therapists before working with me. I am knowledgeable on the most effective psychotherapy treatments. I will help you to gain clarity and figure out your path. We will collaborate and work together and focus on your "strengths and virtues" to make a new plan.
Individuals
(818) 293-4804
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
Do you feel like you are not living the life that you thought you would be living? Are you stuck and need a change? Do you have a grip on how to resolve your relationship issues and other problems? Are you in a toxic relationship and exhausted? I have worked with thousands of individuals that feel the same way that you do. Many of my clients have seen other therapists before working with me. I am knowledgeable on the most effective psychotherapy treatments. I will help you to gain clarity and figure out your path. We will collaborate and work together and focus on your "strengths and virtues" to make a new plan.
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Alison Smith, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I work with individuals and couples on enhancing relationships with one's self and with others. I create a warm and collaborative environment in order to foster insight and awareness about your areas of concern and to create desired change. I specialize in relationship concerns including: creating and maintaining satisfying interpersonal relationships, coping with feelings that arise as a result of the ending of relationship and healing from divorce. I also focus on developing improved communication and assertiveness skills to help achieve a greater sense of connection and intimacy in your existing and future relationships.
Individuals
(424) 570-1012
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Individuals
I work with individuals and couples on enhancing relationships with one's self and with others. I create a warm and collaborative environment in order to foster insight and awareness about your areas of concern and to create desired change. I specialize in relationship concerns including: creating and maintaining satisfying interpersonal relationships, coping with feelings that arise as a result of the ending of relationship and healing from divorce. I also focus on developing improved communication and assertiveness skills to help achieve a greater sense of connection and intimacy in your existing and future relationships.
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Michelle King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you dealing with trauma, addiction, difficulties in relationships, or anxiety? Whatever you're facing, I can be here for you. You might be going through a painful or difficult time, but with support you will get through it. I believe therapy can do more than alleviate symptoms; it can also help you grow into the healthiest, happiest version of yourself. You've had the courage to come this far and seek help, so you are already taking a first step towards change.
Individuals
(424) 348-6795
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
Are you dealing with trauma, addiction, difficulties in relationships, or anxiety? Whatever you're facing, I can be here for you. You might be going through a painful or difficult time, but with support you will get through it. I believe therapy can do more than alleviate symptoms; it can also help you grow into the healthiest, happiest version of yourself. You've had the courage to come this far and seek help, so you are already taking a first step towards change.
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Alexander D. Roberto Jose Sims-Zaraspe Yoo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Change – inevitable, inexorable, unavoidable. Change can be scary, disruptive, and messy. Even good, positive, welcome changes mean saying goodbye to the old while preparing for the new and unknown. Change means overcoming challenges, building relationships, developing character, growing professionally and personally, unearthing and integrating parts of oneself previously hidden. We all need compassionate, focused empathy, supportive insight, and unconditional acceptance. Allow me to help you grow through the changes. Let me help you find and express your best self. Let me join you on your journey.
Individuals
(323) 997-8431
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
Change – inevitable, inexorable, unavoidable. Change can be scary, disruptive, and messy. Even good, positive, welcome changes mean saying goodbye to the old while preparing for the new and unknown. Change means overcoming challenges, building relationships, developing character, growing professionally and personally, unearthing and integrating parts of oneself previously hidden. We all need compassionate, focused empathy, supportive insight, and unconditional acceptance. Allow me to help you grow through the changes. Let me help you find and express your best self. Let me join you on your journey.
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Rebecca Gorin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Do you want relief from overwhelming thoughts and/or emotions? Do you have an inner critic that just won't leave you alone? Do you feel flooded by intrusive thoughts, emotions, memories and/or physical sensations, that may even seem to come out of nowhere? For many these experiences can result in feeling frustrated, fearful, hopeless and alone or coping in self-damaging ways. These are normal responses to trauma and overwhelming/painful experiences. Emotions and trauma can get stuck in the body, which is why talk therapy alone often isn’t enough.
Individuals
(424) 276-1096
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Individuals
Do you want relief from overwhelming thoughts and/or emotions? Do you have an inner critic that just won't leave you alone? Do you feel flooded by intrusive thoughts, emotions, memories and/or physical sensations, that may even seem to come out of nowhere? For many these experiences can result in feeling frustrated, fearful, hopeless and alone or coping in self-damaging ways. These are normal responses to trauma and overwhelming/painful experiences. Emotions and trauma can get stuck in the body, which is why talk therapy alone often isn’t enough.

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Individuals Therapists
The professionals listed here have identified their focus on individual therapy in Santa Monica or help for individuals seeking therapy. Individual counseling in Santa Monica, and psychologists who mostly work with individuals involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one for the purpose of reducing personal suffering which may occur in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs or feelings.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Santa Monica are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Monica. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Monica

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Santa Monica you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Santa Monica and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Santa Monica or family therapy in Santa Monica.