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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 906-2565
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
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."
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(626) 658-3901
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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."
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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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(818) 485-2627
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
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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."
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 817-6056
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 361-2872
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
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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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(424) 352-7605
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
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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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 947-8806
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
I am currently providing mental health services for qualifying low-income and unemployed women and girls. Please contact me for special fees and programs.
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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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 912-3461
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
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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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(424) 245-0963
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
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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!
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 889-0648
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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!
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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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(424) 270-1773
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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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Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
If you or your child suffer from OCD or other anxiety disorders, you're not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, yet most sufferers don't receive proper, evidence-based treatment. OCD/anxiety can cause problems socially, academically, professionally, and create chaos with family members. The good news is that there is help. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has repeatedly shown to be the most effective approach for defeating OCD and anxiety. CBT creates new neuro-pathways by changing the way you think and behave. It's basically exercise for the brain. The more you flex those brain muscles, the stronger you become.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 268-1888
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
If you or your child suffer from OCD or other anxiety disorders, you're not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, yet most sufferers don't receive proper, evidence-based treatment. OCD/anxiety can cause problems socially, academically, professionally, and create chaos with family members. The good news is that there is help. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has repeatedly shown to be the most effective approach for defeating OCD and anxiety. CBT creates new neuro-pathways by changing the way you think and behave. It's basically exercise for the brain. The more you flex those brain muscles, the stronger you become.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
"I CAN HELP YOU FIND HAPPINESS AND CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT" Your thoughts and feelings determine what your life is about and I can help guide you towards the manifestation of your dreams and happiness in all areas of your life, such as relationships, marriage, family, healthy body, career, success, etc. I have a unique approach that includes Holistic Counseling, Spirituality, the "Law of Attraction" and Mind-Body-Spirit Healing. I am very intuitive and a healer and I have had great success helping people thrive and live the life they want. I love the work I do and feel called to help you.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 683-5422
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
"I CAN HELP YOU FIND HAPPINESS AND CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT" Your thoughts and feelings determine what your life is about and I can help guide you towards the manifestation of your dreams and happiness in all areas of your life, such as relationships, marriage, family, healthy body, career, success, etc. I have a unique approach that includes Holistic Counseling, Spirituality, the "Law of Attraction" and Mind-Body-Spirit Healing. I am very intuitive and a healer and I have had great success helping people thrive and live the life they want. I love the work I do and feel called to help you.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
You are committed to your growth and to having a great life. You feel stuck in the past and find yourself circling back to the same situation, person, place, or issue. You want to break through the obstacles and patterns that have stopped you from reaching your goals and having a rich and expansive life. I will assist and support you to discover limiting experiences from your past. You will bring new insight, compassion and tools into your life today and step into the creation of a bright tomorrow.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(424) 396-0731
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
You are committed to your growth and to having a great life. You feel stuck in the past and find yourself circling back to the same situation, person, place, or issue. You want to break through the obstacles and patterns that have stopped you from reaching your goals and having a rich and expansive life. I will assist and support you to discover limiting experiences from your past. You will bring new insight, compassion and tools into your life today and step into the creation of a bright tomorrow.
Photo of Ali (Alexandria) Wolfe-Grady, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(805) 608-3474
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(424) 353-2465
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
Photo of Debra Brunsten, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help you cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also provide support for crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk, narrative, somatic therapies, as well as EMDR (trauma work), to help you decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance your creativity and productivity. My approach is very conversational, interactive and pro-active. In contrast to heavy analysis, I strive to uncover and cultivate my client's strengths, abilities and values to help them overcome their problems.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 494-7039
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help you cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also provide support for crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk, narrative, somatic therapies, as well as EMDR (trauma work), to help you decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance your creativity and productivity. My approach is very conversational, interactive and pro-active. In contrast to heavy analysis, I strive to uncover and cultivate my client's strengths, abilities and values to help them overcome their problems.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My goal is to listen well and provide the treatment that best meets your specific needs, to help you to identify your strengths and manage your vulnerabilities. In my work with families I encourage each person to express his/her individuality, and to cope with differences -striving for mutuality, fairness and harmony. My chief concern is with maximizing your capacities and potential, and helping you improve your relationship to yourself and to others. Together we may engage with imagery, sensory experiencing, movement, art, poetry and music to deepen self awareness and understanding (and relief from discomfort)
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 331-8391
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
My goal is to listen well and provide the treatment that best meets your specific needs, to help you to identify your strengths and manage your vulnerabilities. In my work with families I encourage each person to express his/her individuality, and to cope with differences -striving for mutuality, fairness and harmony. My chief concern is with maximizing your capacities and potential, and helping you improve your relationship to yourself and to others. Together we may engage with imagery, sensory experiencing, movement, art, poetry and music to deepen self awareness and understanding (and relief from discomfort)
Photo of Sherry Shakoori-Nasseri, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(310) 928-9253
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Providing optimal care requires the capacity for humble self-reflection, the willingness to shift gears when needed, and the creativity to approach problems in unexpected ways. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to constantly question and re-evaluate my own perceptions, intuition, and clinical judgment. I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. Broadly trained in dialectical behavioral, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic treatments models, as well as specific empirically supported interventions, I strive to address each individual's needs with the appropriate clinical approach.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(424) 294-8891
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Providing optimal care requires the capacity for humble self-reflection, the willingness to shift gears when needed, and the creativity to approach problems in unexpected ways. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to constantly question and re-evaluate my own perceptions, intuition, and clinical judgment. I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. Broadly trained in dialectical behavioral, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic treatments models, as well as specific empirically supported interventions, I strive to address each individual's needs with the appropriate clinical approach.

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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists
For clients in Santa Monica with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines--cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life's unpleasant occurrences.

Mindfulness Based therapists in Santa Monica can help with issues like anxiety and depression in their role as Santa Monica MBCT therapists.

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.