Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
Lesbian
(424) 326-0125
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lesbian
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
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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.
Lesbian
(424) 383-6792
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lesbian
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
It is my goal to provide the highest quality work in my role as a therapist. I have a warm and conversational personal style, with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude. My approach as a clinician is integrative, collaborative, and strength-based. It is my belief that each and every client is unique, therefore I attempt to tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual and his or her needs. As a clinician, I strive to uncover my clients' values, strengths, and abilities in order to facilitate growth and assist them in overcoming their problems.
Lesbian
(424) 295-0825
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Lesbian
It is my goal to provide the highest quality work in my role as a therapist. I have a warm and conversational personal style, with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude. My approach as a clinician is integrative, collaborative, and strength-based. It is my belief that each and every client is unique, therefore I attempt to tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual and his or her needs. As a clinician, I strive to uncover my clients' values, strengths, and abilities in order to facilitate growth and assist them in overcoming their problems.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults and teens to create a comforting and safe space where insight into inner processes can begin to unfold. When we understand and have compassion for our particular reactions to things, we begin to live in a state of greater peace and become able to connect to our deepest and most unique resources. Learning to calm and soothe our body’s response to stress can be life changing and enables us to harness our greatest potential.
Lesbian
(805) 856-6429
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lesbian
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults and teens to create a comforting and safe space where insight into inner processes can begin to unfold. When we understand and have compassion for our particular reactions to things, we begin to live in a state of greater peace and become able to connect to our deepest and most unique resources. Learning to calm and soothe our body’s response to stress can be life changing and enables us to harness our greatest potential.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MACP, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
Lesbian
(805) 608-3474
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lesbian
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
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Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking the energy to do the things you enjoy? Are you avoidant of stressful memories or situations? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? Life can be hard but it doesn't have to be this difficult. I can help you find actionable tools to process unresolved feelings and build the skills for your healing process.
Lesbian
(213) 296-1462
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lesbian
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking the energy to do the things you enjoy? Are you avoidant of stressful memories or situations? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? Life can be hard but it doesn't have to be this difficult. I can help you find actionable tools to process unresolved feelings and build the skills for your healing process.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
We're living in the most complicated year to date. And of course, you have your own unique circumstances and are affected in your own way. How do you even begin to explain it? Who do you talk to? What do you even say? It all just feels — heavy. Being a young person today is harder than it has ever been. We're constantly being alerted with tragedies occurring throughout the world. Another school shooting, another beloved public figure passed away, another instance of social injustice. Is the world ending? As soon as you start to get your bearings, another tragedy strikes. How could you not be anxious?
Lesbian
(424) 285-1753
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Lesbian
We're living in the most complicated year to date. And of course, you have your own unique circumstances and are affected in your own way. How do you even begin to explain it? Who do you talk to? What do you even say? It all just feels — heavy. Being a young person today is harder than it has ever been. We're constantly being alerted with tragedies occurring throughout the world. Another school shooting, another beloved public figure passed away, another instance of social injustice. Is the world ending? As soon as you start to get your bearings, another tragedy strikes. How could you not be anxious?
Photo of Natalie David, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am incredibly passionate about psychotherapy, and not only that, I believe in it with all my heart. I value the individuality of each and every one of my clients, and I believe the relationship we form is the basis for real change and growth. I am committed to understanding my clients very deeply, and in helping them understand themselves. In addition to gaining insight and awareness, I encourage clients to utilize skills and implement change to help them live life to their fullest. I give 100% of my effort, attention, and focus on my clients to provide the best care needed.
Lesbian
(310) 929-6240
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Lesbian
I am incredibly passionate about psychotherapy, and not only that, I believe in it with all my heart. I value the individuality of each and every one of my clients, and I believe the relationship we form is the basis for real change and growth. I am committed to understanding my clients very deeply, and in helping them understand themselves. In addition to gaining insight and awareness, I encourage clients to utilize skills and implement change to help them live life to their fullest. I give 100% of my effort, attention, and focus on my clients to provide the best care needed.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a licensed psychologist and health service provider in private practice and work with individuals, couples, groups, and families. I specialize in grief, traumatic experience, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, and also enjoy working with issues of creativity and optimal self development over the lifespan. I practice from an integrative perspective that includes psychoanalytic, humanistic, and experiential approaches. My book, The Paradox of Loss: Toward a Relational Theory of Grief, describes my nonlinear, non-pathologizing, and relational understanding of grief. I am offering four groups this coming year: Recent Bereavement; Longer-Term Grief; Creative Writing and Loss; and Enhancing Communication and Connection for Improved Functioning.
Lesbian
(424) 320-5916
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90405
Lesbian
I am a licensed psychologist and health service provider in private practice and work with individuals, couples, groups, and families. I specialize in grief, traumatic experience, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, and also enjoy working with issues of creativity and optimal self development over the lifespan. I practice from an integrative perspective that includes psychoanalytic, humanistic, and experiential approaches. My book, The Paradox of Loss: Toward a Relational Theory of Grief, describes my nonlinear, non-pathologizing, and relational understanding of grief. I am offering four groups this coming year: Recent Bereavement; Longer-Term Grief; Creative Writing and Loss; and Enhancing Communication and Connection for Improved Functioning.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You’re probably looking for more than just talk in therapy. You are ambitious, highly-sensitive, creative, or a bit unconventional. Maybe you’re functioning well, but struggling with some aspect of your life: creativity, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, past trauma, family wounding, or life purpose. Or, maybe you’re not functioning well and traditional therapy approaches have failed to help. You might suffer from emotional dysregulation, confusion, feeling "frozen" or "stuck" in your body, non-productive anger, impulsivity, chronic tension or pain, fear, and / or limitations imposed by larger society.
Lesbian
(424) 322-6949
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lesbian
You’re probably looking for more than just talk in therapy. You are ambitious, highly-sensitive, creative, or a bit unconventional. Maybe you’re functioning well, but struggling with some aspect of your life: creativity, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, past trauma, family wounding, or life purpose. Or, maybe you’re not functioning well and traditional therapy approaches have failed to help. You might suffer from emotional dysregulation, confusion, feeling "frozen" or "stuck" in your body, non-productive anger, impulsivity, chronic tension or pain, fear, and / or limitations imposed by larger society.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Coach
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for my book on empathy and self-forgiveness. I am available to work with you to generate greater self-compassion for healing. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I offer phone, Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime sessions. My website: www.nolatherapy.com has links to all of my offerings, including my podcast with over 200 episodes on mental health, "All Things Therapy." Receive an online class to learn 20 Psychospiritual Techniques to live a more fulfilled and happier life.
Lesbian
(504) 459-9128
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Lesbian
I am endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for my book on empathy and self-forgiveness. I am available to work with you to generate greater self-compassion for healing. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I offer phone, Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime sessions. My website: www.nolatherapy.com has links to all of my offerings, including my podcast with over 200 episodes on mental health, "All Things Therapy." Receive an online class to learn 20 Psychospiritual Techniques to live a more fulfilled and happier life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Beginning therapy takes courage and you've already taken the first step. My goal is to help you create a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe space to work collaboratively with you. I will listen and use my knowledge base to help address the parts of your life that feel challenging. I work in both short term and long term treatment modalities.
Lesbian
(559) 761-1474
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lesbian
Beginning therapy takes courage and you've already taken the first step. My goal is to help you create a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe space to work collaboratively with you. I will listen and use my knowledge base to help address the parts of your life that feel challenging. I work in both short term and long term treatment modalities.
Photo of Eleanore Baidoo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you struggling with your life and your emotions? Maybe you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships with others, trouble at home, anxiety, an addiction, or just a really challenging personal situation that you feel alone with. Perhaps you want your life to be different somehow but are feeling stuck. I would like to help you. It may feel hopeless right now, but you will have my years of experience and wisdom, skills and compassion with you - and together we will increase the quality of your life so that you may move forward with increased well-being , satisfaction, and meaning in your life.
Lesbian
(310) 923-9451
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lesbian
Are you struggling with your life and your emotions? Maybe you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships with others, trouble at home, anxiety, an addiction, or just a really challenging personal situation that you feel alone with. Perhaps you want your life to be different somehow but are feeling stuck. I would like to help you. It may feel hopeless right now, but you will have my years of experience and wisdom, skills and compassion with you - and together we will increase the quality of your life so that you may move forward with increased well-being , satisfaction, and meaning in your life.
Photo of Mary Ann Rege, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, TMF Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You have your share of life stress. There's almost no way to get around it in our fast-paced culture where work is exhausting, relationships and family require attention, and to-do lists are endless. You're going through the daily grind, juggling lots of balls, and trying to keep people satisfied. Meanwhile, you're coming unglued. You start losing your cool with others, become paralyzed with fear, or want to run away from it all. You might be exhausted, edgy, or have trouble concentrating. Maybe you self-soothe in unhealthy ways. You're tired of this but don't know what to do. This is where I come in and our work together begins.
Lesbian
(424) 353-2465
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lesbian
You have your share of life stress. There's almost no way to get around it in our fast-paced culture where work is exhausting, relationships and family require attention, and to-do lists are endless. You're going through the daily grind, juggling lots of balls, and trying to keep people satisfied. Meanwhile, you're coming unglued. You start losing your cool with others, become paralyzed with fear, or want to run away from it all. You might be exhausted, edgy, or have trouble concentrating. Maybe you self-soothe in unhealthy ways. You're tired of this but don't know what to do. This is where I come in and our work together begins.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you great at being supportive and caring for others, but struggle to do this for yourself? Do you look like you have it all together, but underneath you are filled with self-doubt? You have impossibly high standards for yourself, but no matter how hard you work it never feels like enough. Your inner critic is loud and tells you that no matter what you do, you’ll never measure up. It is so painful to feel alone in your feelings of sadness, anxiety, overwhelm, stress, fear, uncertainty, and more. If you’re reading this now, it’s because a part of you knows that you deserve the same support that you give to others.
Lesbian
(415) 304-8795
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Lesbian
Are you great at being supportive and caring for others, but struggle to do this for yourself? Do you look like you have it all together, but underneath you are filled with self-doubt? You have impossibly high standards for yourself, but no matter how hard you work it never feels like enough. Your inner critic is loud and tells you that no matter what you do, you’ll never measure up. It is so painful to feel alone in your feelings of sadness, anxiety, overwhelm, stress, fear, uncertainty, and more. If you’re reading this now, it’s because a part of you knows that you deserve the same support that you give to others.
Photo of Jennifer Ollestad, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Lesbian
(424) 570-3246
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Lesbian
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.
Photo of Accent On Wellness Psychology Associates, Inc., Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, QME Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Whether you are in crisis, need a disability evaluation, POST Appeal, Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) or just need someone to talk to, I can provide you with a confidential process that is centered on your emotional needs. As a psychologist with many years of experience, I help individuals, couples and families find balance and happiness in their relationships in order to live more productive, enjoyable lives by focusing on finding real life solutions tailored to each individual. Are you ready to find solutions to your problems? Call me for a free telephone consultation, or select "Appointment Request" on my website.
Lesbian
(310) 504-1342
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Lesbian
Whether you are in crisis, need a disability evaluation, POST Appeal, Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) or just need someone to talk to, I can provide you with a confidential process that is centered on your emotional needs. As a psychologist with many years of experience, I help individuals, couples and families find balance and happiness in their relationships in order to live more productive, enjoyable lives by focusing on finding real life solutions tailored to each individual. Are you ready to find solutions to your problems? Call me for a free telephone consultation, or select "Appointment Request" on my website.
Photo of Chelsea Reid, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Imagine you are walking around carrying a backpack full of bricks. Now imagine lessening that load. Together we can begin taking away those bricks so life feels less heavy and easier to manage. I can understand that due to the covid-19 crisis, your stress may be heightened as the future is unclear. I want you to feel that you have a safe space where you can express your feelings, thoughts and needs in an environment where you feel truly understood and supported. Collaboratively we can unpack the root causes of your distress and help you find successful ways to cope with life’s difficult challenges.
Lesbian
(661) 200-0453
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Lesbian
Imagine you are walking around carrying a backpack full of bricks. Now imagine lessening that load. Together we can begin taking away those bricks so life feels less heavy and easier to manage. I can understand that due to the covid-19 crisis, your stress may be heightened as the future is unclear. I want you to feel that you have a safe space where you can express your feelings, thoughts and needs in an environment where you feel truly understood and supported. Collaboratively we can unpack the root causes of your distress and help you find successful ways to cope with life’s difficult challenges.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I have specialized for the past 18 years in the treatment of children/teens/adult adoptees and foster youth, foster-adoptive parents and birth families. I have developed unique psycho-therapeutic interventions that support children/teens with serious psychological problems secondary to histories of abuse, neglect, and /or multiple placements and adoption. I work with former foster youth and adult adoptees who are struggling with grief and loss and help them in their journey through search and reunion. I educate families about open adoption. I help first mothers and fathers process grief and loss & facilitate successful reunions.
Lesbian
(424) 999-1231
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Lesbian
I have specialized for the past 18 years in the treatment of children/teens/adult adoptees and foster youth, foster-adoptive parents and birth families. I have developed unique psycho-therapeutic interventions that support children/teens with serious psychological problems secondary to histories of abuse, neglect, and /or multiple placements and adoption. I work with former foster youth and adult adoptees who are struggling with grief and loss and help them in their journey through search and reunion. I educate families about open adoption. I help first mothers and fathers process grief and loss & facilitate successful reunions.
Photo of Colleen Perry, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Colleen Perry, M.F.T., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (MFC38937).Most people come to see a therapist because they are in emotional pain, physical pain, or both, as one often creates the other. I understand how vulnerable this can make you feel, so I am committed to giving my full attention and respect to the unique experience of each client. It is for this reason that I maintain a small “boutique” practice, where I listen to what you want for your life and together we create a course of treatment that meets your goals and needs.
Lesbian
(424) 286-9203
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Lesbian
Colleen Perry, M.F.T., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (MFC38937).Most people come to see a therapist because they are in emotional pain, physical pain, or both, as one often creates the other. I understand how vulnerable this can make you feel, so I am committed to giving my full attention and respect to the unique experience of each client. It is for this reason that I maintain a small “boutique” practice, where I listen to what you want for your life and together we create a course of treatment that meets your goals and needs.

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Lesbian Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are themselves lesbian. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being lesbian in Santa Monica. They help with lesbian couples in lesbian relationships, lesbianism and Santa Monica lesbian therapy issues that affect lesbian life.

If you're lesbian or are looking for help with lesbian issues in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica lesbian therapist these professionals provide lesbian counseling, lesbian therapy and lesbian friendly care for lesbians or gays. They include lesbian friendly therapists plus lesbian therapists in Santa Monica, lesbian psychologists and lesbian counselors.

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. 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.