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James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC

James Wood

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC

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1524 18th Street, Suite 2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Let's Connect (424) 236-6209
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When I begin a session with a new client, I want to present myself as a real person. I want to create a situation where the client feels comfortable being him/herself and communicating whatever is going on. I will observe closely, being as present as possible. I will listen carefully and respond when appropriate. I may ask questions or make interpretations about what we talk about, but most importantly I want the client to feel free to say whatever is on his/her mind. I want to establish a trusting relationship so we can begin to work on this person’s issues.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” -Viktor Frankl, M.D.
Congratulations and getting this far in your pursuit of therapy. I encourage you to be brave and continue this process. Do what is right for you and contact someone.
Call or James Wood now for a free 15 minute consultation - (424) 236-6209

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

JWood, PhD

1524 18th Street

Suite 2

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(424) 236-6209
I am working from and doing teletherapy sessions, using Facetime, Zoom, and phone. Contact me if you need help. 310-838-2863.
I specialize in Addiction, Relationship Issues and Anger Management 
$200 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (424) 236-6209
Photo of James Wood, PhD, LMFT, DAC, Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

JWood, PhD

1524 18th Street

Suite 2

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(424) 236-6209
I am working from and doing teletherapy sessions, using Facetime, Zoom, and phone. Contact me if you need help. 310-838-2863.
I specialize in Addiction, Relationship Issues and Anger Management 
$200 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $200
  • Couple Sessions $250
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle
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I can provide a detailed super-bill for reimbursement from 3rd party payers.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (424) 236-6209
Photo of James Wood, PhD, LMFT, DAC, Marriage & Family Therapist
James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC
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I can provide a detailed super-bill for reimbursement from 3rd party payers.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (424) 236-6209
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James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / LMFT28825 James Wood
  • In Practice for 40 Years
  • Certificate from Doctoral Addictions Counselor B23252 / 2000
  • Attended Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psyhochoanalytic Studies, Graduated 1994
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Extensive competence in most areas of psychology and psychotherapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (424) 236-6209
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James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC
"
Extensive competence in most areas of psychology and psychotherapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (424) 236-6209
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James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management

Expertise

  • 12-Step Recovery.
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Lesbian
  • LGBT issues. Multicultural Psychology.
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medical Detox
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Veterans
  • Video Game Addiction
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have become very proficient at online therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (424) 236-6209
Photo of James Wood, PhD, LMFT, DAC, Marriage & Family Therapist
James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC
"
Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have become very proficient at online therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (424) 236-6209
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James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC

Endorsement

Robert Kilgore
Robert Kilgore
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
It’s my distinct pleasure to recommend Dr. James Wood as he is an incredibly skilled and compassionate therapist with extensive skills and knowledge, especially his ability to connect with clients and make them feel heard and understood.

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

Indonesian
Portuguese
Spanish

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

Indonesian
Portuguese
Spanish

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • 12-Step Programs. Trauma Focused Therapy. DBT.
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (424) 236-6209
Photo of James Wood, PhD, LMFT, DAC, Marriage & Family Therapist
James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (424) 236-6209
Photo of James Wood, PhD, LMFT, DAC, Marriage & Family Therapist
James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC

Location

Primary Location

JWood, PhD

1524 18th Street

Suite 2

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(424) 236-6209
"
I am working from and doing teletherapy sessions, using Facetime, Zoom, and phone. Contact me if you need help. 310-838-2863.
Call for a free consultation now - (424) 236-6209
Photo of James Wood, PhD, LMFT, DAC, Marriage & Family Therapist
James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC
"
I am working from and doing teletherapy sessions, using Facetime, Zoom, and phone. Contact me if you need help. 310-838-2863.
Call for a free consultation now - (424) 236-6209
Photo of James Wood, PhD, LMFT, DAC, Marriage & Family Therapist
James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC