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.
Mood Disorders
(424) 326-0125
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Mood Disorders
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, CHT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am passionate about helping my clients to transform traumatic experiences and negative embodied beliefs that have kept them feeling stuck. I find that integrating clinical hypnosis into my practice is the fastest and most lasting way for my clients to achieve their goals. Whether your intention is to achieve greater self awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or simply feel better, together we can collaborate to achieve your goals in therapy.
Mood Disorders
(310) 692-9018
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mood Disorders
I am passionate about helping my clients to transform traumatic experiences and negative embodied beliefs that have kept them feeling stuck. I find that integrating clinical hypnosis into my practice is the fastest and most lasting way for my clients to achieve their goals. Whether your intention is to achieve greater self awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or simply feel better, together we can collaborate to achieve your goals in therapy.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I provide a caring & objective atmosphere to encourage your self-awareness and emotional growth. One rare, unifying finding among all specialities of psychotherapy is that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to success. Therefore, I will be your partner throughout the process, both supporting & challenging you along the way. During the over 35 years I have provided therapy, I have developed many approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Originally trained in psychodynamic therapy, my therapeutic approach now is eclectic and includes cognitive behavior therapy to facilitate observable change.
Mood Disorders
(310) 935-4521
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Mood Disorders
I provide a caring & objective atmosphere to encourage your self-awareness and emotional growth. One rare, unifying finding among all specialities of psychotherapy is that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to success. Therefore, I will be your partner throughout the process, both supporting & challenging you along the way. During the over 35 years I have provided therapy, I have developed many approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Originally trained in psychodynamic therapy, my therapeutic approach now is eclectic and includes cognitive behavior therapy to facilitate observable change.
Photo of Kerri Karlsen, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Therapy is a deeply personal, multifaceted journey inward in an already complex world. To those who choose to venture down this road, the process can leave one feeling emotional and vulnerable, but it will also be healing, enlightening and enriching. Taking steps down this path is a virtuous act and I am here to honor you and your process. Together we will gently explore what may be causing you pain. Healing is at the heart of my practice - what you will experience with me is empathy, non-judgmental compassion, and authenticity. My therapeutic style is warm, energetic and engaged.
Mood Disorders
(747) 204-3313
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mood Disorders
Therapy is a deeply personal, multifaceted journey inward in an already complex world. To those who choose to venture down this road, the process can leave one feeling emotional and vulnerable, but it will also be healing, enlightening and enriching. Taking steps down this path is a virtuous act and I am here to honor you and your process. Together we will gently explore what may be causing you pain. Healing is at the heart of my practice - what you will experience with me is empathy, non-judgmental compassion, and authenticity. My therapeutic style is warm, energetic and engaged.
Photo of Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can prevent anyone from moving on. I work with clients to help them identify and link issues of their past to behaviors and patterns in the present so that they may move forward in their lives with new vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
Mood Disorders
(310) 226-7066
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mood Disorders
I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can prevent anyone from moving on. I work with clients to help them identify and link issues of their past to behaviors and patterns in the present so that they may move forward in their lives with new vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and grow through any challenges you might be facing. I help women through the transition of pregnancy & early parenting, and dealing with any postpartum changes. I also help women who want to change their relationship with food and their bodies. Clients also see me for managing anxiety & depression as well! Now COMPLETELY online in CA, MA, and AZ.
Mood Disorders
(857) 424-0817
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mood Disorders
If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and grow through any challenges you might be facing. I help women through the transition of pregnancy & early parenting, and dealing with any postpartum changes. I also help women who want to change their relationship with food and their bodies. Clients also see me for managing anxiety & depression as well! Now COMPLETELY online in CA, MA, and AZ.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Mood Disorders
(310) 896-5932
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Mood Disorders
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Photo of Curt Widhalm, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
Mood Disorders
(424) 570-6049
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mood Disorders
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
Photo of Candida Condor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My focus is Women with Complicated Childhoods who are struggling today, and with people who have suffered recent trauma; illness, loss, betrayal, injury or violence. I founded MissingCurriculum.com to assist you to build, or rebuild, a solid psychological foundation & a personal belief system that sustains you. Learn new tools to achieve goals & ambitions. These are the building blocks to living an inspired life. Enjoy the expansion of Post Traumatic Growth!
Mood Disorders
(424) 570-1027
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mood Disorders
My focus is Women with Complicated Childhoods who are struggling today, and with people who have suffered recent trauma; illness, loss, betrayal, injury or violence. I founded MissingCurriculum.com to assist you to build, or rebuild, a solid psychological foundation & a personal belief system that sustains you. Learn new tools to achieve goals & ambitions. These are the building blocks to living an inspired life. Enjoy the expansion of Post Traumatic Growth!
Photo of Jennifer D Cassatly, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I believe that with greater knowledge the potential for understanding and the capacity for change become possible. Through therapy, meaningful and lasting changes can occur related to improving relationships, making desired lifestyle or behavioral changes, and reducing symptoms of depression or anxiety, as well as personal growth. My practice is devoted toward working with clients to better understand why they behave and feel the way they do and to achieve their personal goals.
Mood Disorders
(424) 210-5154
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Mood Disorders
I believe that with greater knowledge the potential for understanding and the capacity for change become possible. Through therapy, meaningful and lasting changes can occur related to improving relationships, making desired lifestyle or behavioral changes, and reducing symptoms of depression or anxiety, as well as personal growth. My practice is devoted toward working with clients to better understand why they behave and feel the way they do and to achieve their personal goals.
Photo of Monica Farassat, Psy.D., Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CGP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Mood Disorders
(310) 737-8975
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Mood Disorders
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Photo of Melissa A. Richman, PsyD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, DAPA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Nurturing, nonjudgmental understanding, respect and honesty are at the heart of the therapeutic relationship I hope to develop with you. I believe that these deepest principles are the root of healing and recovery. The therapeutic relationship is where and how this takes place. When we address it in the here and now, then it most often generalizes to the present and future of your life. The foundation of my private practice lies in fostering this experience.
Mood Disorders
(424) 254-0339
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Mood Disorders
Nurturing, nonjudgmental understanding, respect and honesty are at the heart of the therapeutic relationship I hope to develop with you. I believe that these deepest principles are the root of healing and recovery. The therapeutic relationship is where and how this takes place. When we address it in the here and now, then it most often generalizes to the present and future of your life. The foundation of my private practice lies in fostering this experience.
Photo of Wendy S. Schmelzer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Late life is often a dynamic time and one of transition. For many older adults, it is fraught with illness, loss and emotional and physical challenge. But it can also be a time of enormous potential. With fewer obligations, long time personal goals can finally be realized and difficult family relationships repaired and healed. Evidence suggests that it's possible to make change at any stage of life. Together through the collaborative process of psychotherapy, we will work towards your goals using an integrated approach that includes psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and solution focused strategies.
Mood Disorders
(310) 945-2905
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mood Disorders
Late life is often a dynamic time and one of transition. For many older adults, it is fraught with illness, loss and emotional and physical challenge. But it can also be a time of enormous potential. With fewer obligations, long time personal goals can finally be realized and difficult family relationships repaired and healed. Evidence suggests that it's possible to make change at any stage of life. Together through the collaborative process of psychotherapy, we will work towards your goals using an integrated approach that includes psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and solution focused strategies.
Photo of Dr. Brian Damien Dietrich, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Active Imagination and non-directive guided imagery can help you access inner wisdom and gain insight. While the thinking, rational mind is essential for everyday concerns and problem-solving, its usefulness is limited regarding questions of meaning, value, and depth. Active Imagination constructively channels the psyche's innate creative power. When we tap into the wellspring of the visionary imagination, we feel an enlivened sense of meaning, purpose, and connection.
Mood Disorders
(310) 307-3043
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mood Disorders
Active Imagination and non-directive guided imagery can help you access inner wisdom and gain insight. While the thinking, rational mind is essential for everyday concerns and problem-solving, its usefulness is limited regarding questions of meaning, value, and depth. Active Imagination constructively channels the psyche's innate creative power. When we tap into the wellspring of the visionary imagination, we feel an enlivened sense of meaning, purpose, and connection.
Photo of Aliah Dolan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Looking for the right therapist for you can be the start of something great, but it can also feel a little overwhelming. At the heart of my practice is your comfort. When you begin talking with someone who really listens, wants to understand your point of view, and wants to not only help you, but learn from you, real growth can begin to happen. Sometimes old patterns and the things we have been through can make us feel stuck. I'm here to help you get unstuck and get where you want to be.
Mood Disorders
(415) 231-6687
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mood Disorders
Looking for the right therapist for you can be the start of something great, but it can also feel a little overwhelming. At the heart of my practice is your comfort. When you begin talking with someone who really listens, wants to understand your point of view, and wants to not only help you, but learn from you, real growth can begin to happen. Sometimes old patterns and the things we have been through can make us feel stuck. I'm here to help you get unstuck and get where you want to be.
Photo of Couples Communication Help, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CPC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Nothing hurts like constantly stumbling over the same old communication problems with your partner, when all you really want to do is be close. It’s hard to concentrate or have a lightness to the day when relationship struggles drag you down. We fall in love with people who are different enough from us to create a spark. It’s that “completion feeling” of interest & fascination. We feel sad & confused when the spark burns instead of warming us. It’s a baffling betrayal to our emotional logic that we can deeply love someone that we frequently fight with & sometimes emotionally dread.
Mood Disorders
(310) 879-1223
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mood Disorders
Nothing hurts like constantly stumbling over the same old communication problems with your partner, when all you really want to do is be close. It’s hard to concentrate or have a lightness to the day when relationship struggles drag you down. We fall in love with people who are different enough from us to create a spark. It’s that “completion feeling” of interest & fascination. We feel sad & confused when the spark burns instead of warming us. It’s a baffling betrayal to our emotional logic that we can deeply love someone that we frequently fight with & sometimes emotionally dread.
Photo of Minoo Saeedvafa, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
It seems like nothing you say gets through to them anymore. When the one you care most about doesn't seem to listen, it's frightening and isolating. Sometimes just talking to an objective person helps you find a way to live a better life, resolve problems, and make better decisions. Suffering originates from not knowing what to do with life’s challenges. Every person needs guidance to leave behind the confusion of the current situation to breakthrough to a future clarity. It's not too late to learn the skills that can get you off to a fresh start. It's time to break those unproductive patterns and replace them with healthier ones.
Mood Disorders
(310) 339-7667
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mood Disorders
It seems like nothing you say gets through to them anymore. When the one you care most about doesn't seem to listen, it's frightening and isolating. Sometimes just talking to an objective person helps you find a way to live a better life, resolve problems, and make better decisions. Suffering originates from not knowing what to do with life’s challenges. Every person needs guidance to leave behind the confusion of the current situation to breakthrough to a future clarity. It's not too late to learn the skills that can get you off to a fresh start. It's time to break those unproductive patterns and replace them with healthier ones.
Photo of Shelby Stone, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Social distancing and uncertainty can be a recipe for stress and sadness. How are you coping and staying connected during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to stay supported? Online video therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
Mood Disorders
(424) 363-7151
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mood Disorders
Social distancing and uncertainty can be a recipe for stress and sadness. How are you coping and staying connected during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to stay supported? Online video therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
Photo of Maggie Sennish, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am an experienced therapist with a compassionate, respectful approach to the growth of each person/family who enters psychotherapy. With over 15 years leading a full private practice of children, adolescents and adults, and running groups I have a deep understanding of life stages, mood and cognitive disorders, communication and relational skills development. I work collaboratively with each client, family or group to define goals and effect change.
Mood Disorders
(310) 776-6425
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mood Disorders
I am an experienced therapist with a compassionate, respectful approach to the growth of each person/family who enters psychotherapy. With over 15 years leading a full private practice of children, adolescents and adults, and running groups I have a deep understanding of life stages, mood and cognitive disorders, communication and relational skills development. I work collaboratively with each client, family or group to define goals and effect change.
Photo of Linda Haack, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
PROBLEMS?? Let's talk SOULUTIONS!! My private practice offers both an in office setting, West Los Angeles area, or the convenience of Teletherapy sessions. The flexibility of Teletherapy sessions saves on your drive time & eliminates uncomfortable "psych" office waiting rooms. Teens, adults, couples & families have an opportunity to recieve the help they need in a safe comfortable setting at a time best for you! I am interested in assisting you with your conflicts, creating a healthier happier lifestyle for yourself and your relationships. Feel free to call me 858-451-0771 to get you the help you need.
Mood Disorders
(858) 451-0771
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Mood Disorders
PROBLEMS?? Let's talk SOULUTIONS!! My private practice offers both an in office setting, West Los Angeles area, or the convenience of Teletherapy sessions. The flexibility of Teletherapy sessions saves on your drive time & eliminates uncomfortable "psych" office waiting rooms. Teens, adults, couples & families have an opportunity to recieve the help they need in a safe comfortable setting at a time best for you! I am interested in assisting you with your conflicts, creating a healthier happier lifestyle for yourself and your relationships. Feel free to call me 858-451-0771 to get you the help you need.

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Mood Disorders (Seasonal Affective, Post-Partum) Therapists
Mood Disorder is a clinical term given to a group of diagnoses in the DSM IV guide where an imbalance in someone's mood (e.g. hyper or depressed) is the main underlying feature of their condition. Mood Disorder may also be referred to as Mood Affective Disorder. Two types of mood disorders (or mood affective disorders) are broadly recognized; there are depressive disorders, such as major depressive disorder (MDD), clinical depression or major depression. And bipolar disorder (BD), which used to be known as manic depression and is characterized by periods of mania or hypomania, interlaced with depressive episodes.

Seasonal Affective Mood Disorder or Seasonal Mood Disorder (SAD) is generally included within the former type/group as it's not characterized by hyper or manic moods.

If you're looking for help with mood disorders in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica mood disorder Therapist these professionals provide help for mood disorders. They include mood disorder Therapists in Santa Monica, mood disorder psychologists, mood disorder psychotherapists and mood disorder counselors. They can help with counseling for mood disorders in Santa Monica (mood disorder counseling) and Santa Monica treatment for mood disorders.

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.