Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
Individuals
(323) 747-1809
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
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Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
Individuals
(310) 906-2565
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Individuals
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CBTR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you an empath, healer, or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Are you a female-identifying person in their 30’s – 50’s? Do you work in the helping and creative professions and are looking to add more alignment and fulfillment to your life and/or career? Are you ready to step up to the next level in your career, life, or relationship? But, the fear of being seen has been holding you back. The fear of criticism and what others think about you? Do people ever tell you you’re too sensitive? On some level you know it’s true, but you don’t know what to do about it. Do you struggle with feelings of being ‘good enough’ or ‘doing enough’?
Individuals
(628) 500-8550
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Individuals
Are you an empath, healer, or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Are you a female-identifying person in their 30’s – 50’s? Do you work in the helping and creative professions and are looking to add more alignment and fulfillment to your life and/or career? Are you ready to step up to the next level in your career, life, or relationship? But, the fear of being seen has been holding you back. The fear of criticism and what others think about you? Do people ever tell you you’re too sensitive? On some level you know it’s true, but you don’t know what to do about it. Do you struggle with feelings of being ‘good enough’ or ‘doing enough’?
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
You may be feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or confused. You may be experiencing a difficult life transition or feel that something is missing in your life. It is important to find a therapist with whom you have a good fit, a feeling that your therapist "gets" you in order to develop the trust necessary in a therapeutic relationship. I have over 35 years of experience helping people in a safe, non-judgmental environment. It is through feeling understood that we come to understand ourselves better.
Individuals
(310) 856-9428
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
You may be feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or confused. You may be experiencing a difficult life transition or feel that something is missing in your life. It is important to find a therapist with whom you have a good fit, a feeling that your therapist "gets" you in order to develop the trust necessary in a therapeutic relationship. I have over 35 years of experience helping people in a safe, non-judgmental environment. It is through feeling understood that we come to understand ourselves better.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ( Anaiis Nin ) . If you are ready to take the risk, I would be honored to accompany you on your journey. As your therapist I will provide a safe, accepting and non-judgmental space where you will be truly seen and heard.
Individuals
(424) 372-4066
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Individuals
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ( Anaiis Nin ) . If you are ready to take the risk, I would be honored to accompany you on your journey. As your therapist I will provide a safe, accepting and non-judgmental space where you will be truly seen and heard.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I love "pushy parents," who feel as though they live in IEP meetings, and on the phone with healthcare providers. I love parents who push for their children, because who else will? Similarly, I love working with young people who have "behavioral problems," "worry too much," have "big emotions," or struggle socially. My clients are typically too smart, too creative and under-appreciated. Parents who come to my office often wonder: a) "will this help?" b) "will you understand my child?" and "c) if you understand my kid, will you then judge me?" My answers are a) "yes. It can even be fun" b) "that's my main goal" c) "not a chance."
Individuals
(626) 658-3901
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
I love "pushy parents," who feel as though they live in IEP meetings, and on the phone with healthcare providers. I love parents who push for their children, because who else will? Similarly, I love working with young people who have "behavioral problems," "worry too much," have "big emotions," or struggle socially. My clients are typically too smart, too creative and under-appreciated. Parents who come to my office often wonder: a) "will this help?" b) "will you understand my child?" and "c) if you understand my kid, will you then judge me?" My answers are a) "yes. It can even be fun" b) "that's my main goal" c) "not a chance."
Photo of Allison Duplechain, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am a psychotherapist currently in private practice in Santa Monica. I have been working with patients since 2010 and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I also earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. My therapeutic style integrates my academic education with training and experience in various modalities. I draw from a diverse clinical background to meet the particular needs and goals of each individual. While I am most influenced by Jungian and Buddhist psychology, intersubjective and attachment theory as well as somatic approaches highly inform my work.
Individuals
(818) 485-2627
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Individuals
I am a psychotherapist currently in private practice in Santa Monica. I have been working with patients since 2010 and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I also earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. My therapeutic style integrates my academic education with training and experience in various modalities. I draw from a diverse clinical background to meet the particular needs and goals of each individual. While I am most influenced by Jungian and Buddhist psychology, intersubjective and attachment theory as well as somatic approaches highly inform my work.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
As a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I embrace success in working with clients by utilizing integrative forms of psychotherapy that harmonize well to their specific needs, motivation, and treatment goals. My active engagement encompasses Emotion Regulation Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and meditation interventions.
Individuals
(310) 612-2998
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
As a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I embrace success in working with clients by utilizing integrative forms of psychotherapy that harmonize well to their specific needs, motivation, and treatment goals. My active engagement encompasses Emotion Regulation Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and meditation interventions.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I've been an individual and couples counselor for over 25 years. I work in a friendly, genuine way, creating a safe space in which to help individuals and couples feel better or deal with life challenges - relationships, work issues, low self-worth, or just "stuck." My specialty as a couples counselor is to be sensitive to the different styles of men and women, while both exploring underlying issues and providing tools for healthier communication. In all of my work, I use methods proven by research. For all clients, I believe people should leave therapy feeling, "This person really helped me."
Individuals
(310) 817-6056
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Individuals
I've been an individual and couples counselor for over 25 years. I work in a friendly, genuine way, creating a safe space in which to help individuals and couples feel better or deal with life challenges - relationships, work issues, low self-worth, or just "stuck." My specialty as a couples counselor is to be sensitive to the different styles of men and women, while both exploring underlying issues and providing tools for healthier communication. In all of my work, I use methods proven by research. For all clients, I believe people should leave therapy feeling, "This person really helped me."
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, APCC, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Is your past getting in the way of your present? The past can come back to haunt us in so many ways. In times of change and transition, old hurts rise to the surface and challenge us with challenging thougths and feelings. These thoughts leave you feeling disconnected from others, numb to your inner sense of knowing, overwhelmed with self doubt, and unsure of what to do next. This is not the real you. You are wired for connection and trust, but need some guidance to evoke this authentic self.
Individuals
(310) 361-2872
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Individuals
Is your past getting in the way of your present? The past can come back to haunt us in so many ways. In times of change and transition, old hurts rise to the surface and challenge us with challenging thougths and feelings. These thoughts leave you feeling disconnected from others, numb to your inner sense of knowing, overwhelmed with self doubt, and unsure of what to do next. This is not the real you. You are wired for connection and trust, but need some guidance to evoke this authentic self.
Photo of Michael Khayat, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Therapy can help you overcome challenges and heal different types of wounds, both old and new. I will incorporate different models and approaches to best fit your personal needs. We will work together to uncover your hidden strengths, to overcome your obstacles, and to find your unlimited potential. I will help you gain insight to your current and past relationships to help you change repeating patterns and behaviors. I am committed to establishing a safe environment to explore ways to shift and create change and take charge of your life. Healing the past will allow you to move forward.
Individuals
(424) 352-7605
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Individuals
Therapy can help you overcome challenges and heal different types of wounds, both old and new. I will incorporate different models and approaches to best fit your personal needs. We will work together to uncover your hidden strengths, to overcome your obstacles, and to find your unlimited potential. I will help you gain insight to your current and past relationships to help you change repeating patterns and behaviors. I am committed to establishing a safe environment to explore ways to shift and create change and take charge of your life. Healing the past will allow you to move forward.
Photo of Betsy Spier, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
In these times of uncertainty, I am here to help. I have years of experience and am able to work with you virtually. Call me! Listening for what is not said is often as important as what is said. No one therapeutic approach suits every client's need, so I tailor my approach based on what's best for the individual. My success with sober clients and others suffering from addictive disorders comes from my willingness to help them navigate the realities of life. Sometimes psychotherapy alone cannot cure mood disorders, just as drugs for depression and anxiety are less effective without concurrent psychotherapy.
Individuals
(310) 740-9868
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
In these times of uncertainty, I am here to help. I have years of experience and am able to work with you virtually. Call me! Listening for what is not said is often as important as what is said. No one therapeutic approach suits every client's need, so I tailor my approach based on what's best for the individual. My success with sober clients and others suffering from addictive disorders comes from my willingness to help them navigate the realities of life. Sometimes psychotherapy alone cannot cure mood disorders, just as drugs for depression and anxiety are less effective without concurrent psychotherapy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
Individuals
(310) 340-2835
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
In need of sex therapy? Lack of desire? A sex-starved marriage? Sex/porn addiction? Just not on the same page as your partner? As a Sexuality Specialist and CSAT, I have successfully treated clients struggling with many different sexual problems (Men: erectile dysfunction, rapid/premature/delayed ejaculation. Women: low desire, painful intercourse, vaginismus/vulvadynia. Either: sexual inexperience, sexual anorexia, childhood sexual traumas including incest). I often use EMDR to resolve underlying traumas. I have researched and taught at UCLA, SMC, The University of Chicago, DePaul and have been a sexuality expert on NBC, ABC and KCAL 9 news.
Individuals
(310) 601-6882
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
In need of sex therapy? Lack of desire? A sex-starved marriage? Sex/porn addiction? Just not on the same page as your partner? As a Sexuality Specialist and CSAT, I have successfully treated clients struggling with many different sexual problems (Men: erectile dysfunction, rapid/premature/delayed ejaculation. Women: low desire, painful intercourse, vaginismus/vulvadynia. Either: sexual inexperience, sexual anorexia, childhood sexual traumas including incest). I often use EMDR to resolve underlying traumas. I have researched and taught at UCLA, SMC, The University of Chicago, DePaul and have been a sexuality expert on NBC, ABC and KCAL 9 news.
Photo of Michele Blair, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I am currently providing mental health services for qualifying low-income and unemployed women and girls. Please contact me for special fees and programs.
Individuals
(310) 947-8806
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Individuals
I am currently providing mental health services for qualifying low-income and unemployed women and girls. Please contact me for special fees and programs.
Photo of Caryn Greenhut, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Is your way of thinking preventing a more satisfying life? Do you feel limited by symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Do you sometimes wonder, "Where am I going?," "Who am I?," and "What is this all really about?" My job is to help you find answers to these questions and discover your unique meaning and purpose. I will provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment for you to explore the challenges getting in the way of a more balanced, mindful, and fulfilling life. By integrating my various trainings and experiences I will collaboratively construct an approach to best meet your needs and goals.
Individuals
(310) 912-3461
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Individuals
Is your way of thinking preventing a more satisfying life? Do you feel limited by symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Do you sometimes wonder, "Where am I going?," "Who am I?," and "What is this all really about?" My job is to help you find answers to these questions and discover your unique meaning and purpose. I will provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment for you to explore the challenges getting in the way of a more balanced, mindful, and fulfilling life. By integrating my various trainings and experiences I will collaboratively construct an approach to best meet your needs and goals.
Photo of Catherine G Lockwood, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I specialize in evidence-based "Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy" (ISTDP), a structured, efficient, cost-effective, goal- results oriented approach. Also, as an American Association of Couples & Sex Therapists (AACAST)-accredited "Couples & Sex Therapist," I specialize in helping couples resolve relationship, communications & sexual problems. I am also a pioneer in integrating components of ISTDP with couples work. I strive to create a safe, structured healing environment where people are supported in achieving their goals, and creating fulfilling, happier, productive and meaningful lives, and loving, satisfying relationships. I am also an American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT)-Certified Family Therapist.
Individuals
(424) 245-0963
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Individuals
I specialize in evidence-based "Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy" (ISTDP), a structured, efficient, cost-effective, goal- results oriented approach. Also, as an American Association of Couples & Sex Therapists (AACAST)-accredited "Couples & Sex Therapist," I specialize in helping couples resolve relationship, communications & sexual problems. I am also a pioneer in integrating components of ISTDP with couples work. I strive to create a safe, structured healing environment where people are supported in achieving their goals, and creating fulfilling, happier, productive and meaningful lives, and loving, satisfying relationships. I am also an American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT)-Certified Family Therapist.
Photo of Arlene Drake, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I help adult men and women who have suffered from childhood abuse. I am trauma specialist and have been in practice for 33 years. I have a proven and specific methodology that works. If we work together we will address the issues at hand and determine a strategy to heal. I do not believe in therapy for life. Together we will walk through to the other side. Life can and will be different. I see it happen everyday!
Individuals
(310) 889-0648
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Individuals
I help adult men and women who have suffered from childhood abuse. I am trauma specialist and have been in practice for 33 years. I have a proven and specific methodology that works. If we work together we will address the issues at hand and determine a strategy to heal. I do not believe in therapy for life. Together we will walk through to the other side. Life can and will be different. I see it happen everyday!
Photo of Lilyan W.j. Campbell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA, Individ, Couples, Enterta Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Do you want solutions, and short term therapy? Then I am the right fit. I will guide you making life changes. We can target difficulties with career (I am an entertainment industry expert), relationships, sex, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, ADHD, Autism. Through convenient Skype or phone sessions, I create a comfortable environment, so you can be yourself, get insight, and gain tools to better your life. As an empathic person & mother, I will bring my authentic self & compassion for people to sessions.
Individuals
(424) 270-1773
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
Do you want solutions, and short term therapy? Then I am the right fit. I will guide you making life changes. We can target difficulties with career (I am an entertainment industry expert), relationships, sex, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, ADHD, Autism. Through convenient Skype or phone sessions, I create a comfortable environment, so you can be yourself, get insight, and gain tools to better your life. As an empathic person & mother, I will bring my authentic self & compassion for people to sessions.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Home, virtual & office visit's available for discrete, absolutely confidential high conflict couples coaching. Direct, practical couples treatment or coaching & effective individual brief PTSD treatment using EMDR, Somatic & TRM methods. Anger management and communication problems. Impulse control, addictions, high conflict, communication skills training, disrespectful relationships, abuse. My methods are simple, concrete & appealing for both men and women. Highlighting responsibility & empathy using clear guidelines, agreements and skills. I am also experienced with addictions, anger management, abuse , & violence issues.
Individuals
(424) 400-2423
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Individuals
Home, virtual & office visit's available for discrete, absolutely confidential high conflict couples coaching. Direct, practical couples treatment or coaching & effective individual brief PTSD treatment using EMDR, Somatic & TRM methods. Anger management and communication problems. Impulse control, addictions, high conflict, communication skills training, disrespectful relationships, abuse. My methods are simple, concrete & appealing for both men and women. Highlighting responsibility & empathy using clear guidelines, agreements and skills. I am also experienced with addictions, anger management, abuse , & violence issues.

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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.

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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

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.