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.
Integrative
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Integrative
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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Anne L Barnett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, APC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Therapy is a gift of time and of a safe, supportive space for self-examination. Therapy provides awareness of the choice to shape our lives in meaningful ways. It's a collaborative process between client and therapist facilitating personal growth through exploration of the client's unique beliefs, feelings and behaviors. Pasts influence present realities in ways that are often outside of our awareness, and thus have a profound impact on how we view ourselves, connections to others, and place in the world. Losses and changes create disillusionment and helplessness if not processed to allow forward movement and renewed meaning.
Integrative
(424) 296-4399
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Integrative
Therapy is a gift of time and of a safe, supportive space for self-examination. Therapy provides awareness of the choice to shape our lives in meaningful ways. It's a collaborative process between client and therapist facilitating personal growth through exploration of the client's unique beliefs, feelings and behaviors. Pasts influence present realities in ways that are often outside of our awareness, and thus have a profound impact on how we view ourselves, connections to others, and place in the world. Losses and changes create disillusionment and helplessness if not processed to allow forward movement and renewed meaning.
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.
Integrative
(310) 361-2802
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Integrative
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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Alexandra Emmons
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I take a collaborative approach to therapy, helping clients connect to their own sense of resiliency by providing a nurturing relationship based on respect and acceptance. When taking the opportunity to reflect in a safe space, we open up to the rewarding possibility of connecting to ourselves and the world from a place of conscious choice, while also addressing attitudes and beliefs that may be inhibiting of growth and fulfillment. This can lead to greater satisfaction with ourselves and a sense of empowerment in our personal and professional lives.
Integrative
(424) 285-1690
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Integrative
I take a collaborative approach to therapy, helping clients connect to their own sense of resiliency by providing a nurturing relationship based on respect and acceptance. When taking the opportunity to reflect in a safe space, we open up to the rewarding possibility of connecting to ourselves and the world from a place of conscious choice, while also addressing attitudes and beliefs that may be inhibiting of growth and fulfillment. This can lead to greater satisfaction with ourselves and a sense of empowerment in our personal and professional lives.
Carl H. Shubs
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
YOUR LIFE'S NOT WORKING THE WAY YOU'D LIKE? Find out why, and we can change it together. Struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues, addictions (substances or behaviors), or infidelities? Want to stay together, but your marriage is rocky? Communication problems or behavior problems disrupting your relationship? DON'T LET OLD PATTERNS GET IN YOUR WAY. Visit my website for more information: http://www.DrCarlShubs.com. NEW BOOK: Traumatic Experiences of Normal Development.
Integrative
(310) 772-0520
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Integrative
YOUR LIFE'S NOT WORKING THE WAY YOU'D LIKE? Find out why, and we can change it together. Struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues, addictions (substances or behaviors), or infidelities? Want to stay together, but your marriage is rocky? Communication problems or behavior problems disrupting your relationship? DON'T LET OLD PATTERNS GET IN YOUR WAY. Visit my website for more information: http://www.DrCarlShubs.com. NEW BOOK: Traumatic Experiences of Normal Development.
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Christopher Nuñez
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 20 years of experience in assessment and treatment of individuals across the lifespan (children, adults, and older adults) diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. I also work with clients who have neurocognitive and/or other medical conditions, with an emphasis in cognitive rehabilitation and behavioral medicine strategies to promote and improve overall health and quality of life (e.g. treatment for insomnia, stress management, behavioral changes to improve health, and adjustment to medical diagnosis).
Integrative
(424) 523-8984
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Integrative
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 20 years of experience in assessment and treatment of individuals across the lifespan (children, adults, and older adults) diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. I also work with clients who have neurocognitive and/or other medical conditions, with an emphasis in cognitive rehabilitation and behavioral medicine strategies to promote and improve overall health and quality of life (e.g. treatment for insomnia, stress management, behavioral changes to improve health, and adjustment to medical diagnosis).
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Marie Espy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am offering an opportunity to intensify focus on what is inside by moving through what is outside: metaphorically and in reality. Nestled in a safe office space in Santa Monica, we will address your life through talk therapy, art, meaning-making, imagery, poetry, and symbolism. In the space of the Santa Monica Mountains, we will hike through the pain and poetry with a specific dose of eco-psychology. I have been a therapist for 6 years, focusing on trauma relief, depression, body dysmorphia, child intervention, and addiction. Offering sliding scale and bi-weekly sessions additionally.
Integrative
(310) 736-4594
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Integrative
I am offering an opportunity to intensify focus on what is inside by moving through what is outside: metaphorically and in reality. Nestled in a safe office space in Santa Monica, we will address your life through talk therapy, art, meaning-making, imagery, poetry, and symbolism. In the space of the Santa Monica Mountains, we will hike through the pain and poetry with a specific dose of eco-psychology. I have been a therapist for 6 years, focusing on trauma relief, depression, body dysmorphia, child intervention, and addiction. Offering sliding scale and bi-weekly sessions additionally.
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Justin Schreiner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Currently serving clients across the state of California via video and phone.
Integrative
(415) 855-3587
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Integrative
Currently serving clients across the state of California via video and phone.
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Ayala Ofek
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
In short, I love my work. I get to help individuals grow and become more of who they are. As they are better able to cope with obstacles such as stress, anxiety, and depression, I watch them find greater fulfillment in their relationships, career/academics, and overall wellbeing. In my practice I treat a breadth of concerns ranging from psychiatric symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders) to relationship issues, family issues, low self confidence, trauma, and grief.
Integrative
(424) 373-3486
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Integrative
In short, I love my work. I get to help individuals grow and become more of who they are. As they are better able to cope with obstacles such as stress, anxiety, and depression, I watch them find greater fulfillment in their relationships, career/academics, and overall wellbeing. In my practice I treat a breadth of concerns ranging from psychiatric symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders) to relationship issues, family issues, low self confidence, trauma, and grief.
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Anna Selena Cho
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.
Integrative
(310) 340-2835
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Integrative
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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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 :)
Integrative
(424) 581-0767
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Integrative
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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Rebecca Stein, Registered Psychotherapist
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Do you find yourself completely avoiding or “numbing out” because things seem so overwhelming? Do you find yourself so “revved up” to do things, to only later find yourself completely burned out? Do you feel like you can’t enjoy life because there is a constant pressure to do things and “do them right?” I help YOU manage these heavy feelings, learn coping strategies, and begin discovering “what’s right with you.” I have empowered many clients at UCLA Medicine, The Pain Psychology Center, and The Relational Center feel in order to truly heal.
Integrative
(470) 450-3277
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Integrative
Do you find yourself completely avoiding or “numbing out” because things seem so overwhelming? Do you find yourself so “revved up” to do things, to only later find yourself completely burned out? Do you feel like you can’t enjoy life because there is a constant pressure to do things and “do them right?” I help YOU manage these heavy feelings, learn coping strategies, and begin discovering “what’s right with you.” I have empowered many clients at UCLA Medicine, The Pain Psychology Center, and The Relational Center feel in order to truly heal.
Eva Clay The Sex And Love Coach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CHT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Feeling bored or frustrated with the sex in your relationship? Lacking libido or orgasm? You don't have to miss out. Sex is important! It's vital for your wellness, and for your relationship. Sex can be a sensitive topic - so don't worry - I'll put you at ease with an easy-going non-judgmental approach that brings you more pleasure, desire, and emotional connection. I've been in practice for 23 years and I'm passionate about helping you. My #1 goal is for you to have the sex and love you crave!
Integrative
(424) 241-0993
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Integrative
Feeling bored or frustrated with the sex in your relationship? Lacking libido or orgasm? You don't have to miss out. Sex is important! It's vital for your wellness, and for your relationship. Sex can be a sensitive topic - so don't worry - I'll put you at ease with an easy-going non-judgmental approach that brings you more pleasure, desire, and emotional connection. I've been in practice for 23 years and I'm passionate about helping you. My #1 goal is for you to have the sex and love you crave!
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Yonat Swimmer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My ideal client struggles with imagined obstacles to living a more satisfying life. Life seems like a struggle, with discord in relationship to self and others, and unclear path to making things feel less difficult.
Integrative
(424) 402-5189
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Integrative
My ideal client struggles with imagined obstacles to living a more satisfying life. Life seems like a struggle, with discord in relationship to self and others, and unclear path to making things feel less difficult.
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Ivy Love Margulies
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families.
Integrative
(424) 320-3249
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Integrative
I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families.
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Gisele Terry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I work with individuals, couples and families in a variety of modalities. Clients benefit from therapy that is tailored to their unique needs and I believe that, with my experience in both long term and short term treatment, with in depth orientations and behavioral interventions, there is an approach that is just right for every client.
Integrative
(424) 294-8534
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Integrative
I work with individuals, couples and families in a variety of modalities. Clients benefit from therapy that is tailored to their unique needs and I believe that, with my experience in both long term and short term treatment, with in depth orientations and behavioral interventions, there is an approach that is just right for every client.
Laura Katz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW TELEHEALTH CLIENTS. IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY. In the years that I have practiced therapy, what my clients want, above all else, is to feel relief - relief from anxiety, emptiness, or feelings of worthlessness. They want to break free from the endless cycles of pain in relationships, or from the debilitating fear of rejection amongst family and friends. My goal is to not only help you find that relief but also support you in discovering greater purpose and fulfillment.
Integrative
(424) 581-1980
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Integrative
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW TELEHEALTH CLIENTS. IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY. In the years that I have practiced therapy, what my clients want, above all else, is to feel relief - relief from anxiety, emptiness, or feelings of worthlessness. They want to break free from the endless cycles of pain in relationships, or from the debilitating fear of rejection amongst family and friends. My goal is to not only help you find that relief but also support you in discovering greater purpose and fulfillment.
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Cari Ginger Smulyan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” Brene Brown -Putting yourself first can be scary. Showing up in life can be overwhelming but I believe showing up is half the battle and from there we can create a collaborative therapeutic relationship to help you on your path of healing and self-discovery. I integrate principles of psychodynamic, attachment, mindfulness and humanistic theoretical approaches into my work. I believe that by looking at events and relationships in our past can help us understand patterns in our present that no longer serve us or have made us feel stuck.
Integrative
(424) 317-7709
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Integrative
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” Brene Brown -Putting yourself first can be scary. Showing up in life can be overwhelming but I believe showing up is half the battle and from there we can create a collaborative therapeutic relationship to help you on your path of healing and self-discovery. I integrate principles of psychodynamic, attachment, mindfulness and humanistic theoretical approaches into my work. I believe that by looking at events and relationships in our past can help us understand patterns in our present that no longer serve us or have made us feel stuck.
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Alex Pack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I believe change, growth, and healing are possible when we better understand ourselves and the patterns in our lives. Especially with the state of the world right now, it would make sense if your goals were to feel less anxious, less stressed, more secure, more connected, and/or safer. Through our collaborative exploration, curiosity, and empathy, I believe we can find opportunities for healing, challenge old patterns that no longer serve you, and develop a greater sense of control over your life.
Integrative
(424) 258-5088
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Integrative
I believe change, growth, and healing are possible when we better understand ourselves and the patterns in our lives. Especially with the state of the world right now, it would make sense if your goals were to feel less anxious, less stressed, more secure, more connected, and/or safer. Through our collaborative exploration, curiosity, and empathy, I believe we can find opportunities for healing, challenge old patterns that no longer serve you, and develop a greater sense of control over your life.
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Ariel Schoolsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Our lives are constructed from many roles and stories. We, as human beings, are the teller of those tales. Is your narrative one, as Plato stated, flowing from "three sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge?" Is it rich in self-care, dignity, and compassion? Or, are the stories and thoughts you carry heartless, punitive, or corrosive?
Integrative
(424) 332-5933
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Integrative
Our lives are constructed from many roles and stories. We, as human beings, are the teller of those tales. Is your narrative one, as Plato stated, flowing from "three sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge?" Is it rich in self-care, dignity, and compassion? Or, are the stories and thoughts you carry heartless, punitive, or corrosive?

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Integrative Therapists
Integrative therapy in Santa Monica refers to therapy in which elements from different types of therapy may be used. Therapists 'integrate' two or more therapeutic styles (e.g. Cognitive and Family Systems) to bring about a personalized and practical approach to healing. These Santa Monica integrative Therapy practice an integrative therapy style.

Integrative therapy (with a small 'i') may also refer to the process of 'integrating' the personality by taking disowned or unresolved aspects of the self and making them part of a cohesive personality whole. It reduces the use of defense mechanisms that inhibit spontaneity and allows flexibility in solving emotional problems.

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.