Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
Motivational Interviewing
(323) 747-1809
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Motivational Interviewing
Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
As a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I embrace success in working with clients by utilizing integrative forms of psychotherapy that harmonize well to their specific needs, motivation, and treatment goals. My active engagement encompasses Emotion Regulation Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and meditation interventions.
Motivational Interviewing
(310) 612-2998
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Motivational Interviewing
As a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I embrace success in working with clients by utilizing integrative forms of psychotherapy that harmonize well to their specific needs, motivation, and treatment goals. My active engagement encompasses Emotion Regulation Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and meditation interventions.
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ASW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I look forward to helping you. I work to create a safe, empathic environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Life is challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to look at life's stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I work to help clients build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves in order to identify their strengths, develop new coping skills, build more meaningful relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
Motivational Interviewing
(323) 612-0439
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Motivational Interviewing
I look forward to helping you. I work to create a safe, empathic environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Life is challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to look at life's stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I work to help clients build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves in order to identify their strengths, develop new coping skills, build more meaningful relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
In these times of uncertainty, I am here to help. I have years of experience and am able to work with you virtually. Call me! Listening for what is not said is often as important as what is said. No one therapeutic approach suits every client's need, so I tailor my approach based on what's best for the individual. My success with sober clients and others suffering from addictive disorders comes from my willingness to help them navigate the realities of life. Sometimes psychotherapy alone cannot cure mood disorders, just as drugs for depression and anxiety are less effective without concurrent psychotherapy.
Motivational Interviewing
(310) 740-9868
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Motivational Interviewing
In these times of uncertainty, I am here to help. I have years of experience and am able to work with you virtually. Call me! Listening for what is not said is often as important as what is said. No one therapeutic approach suits every client's need, so I tailor my approach based on what's best for the individual. My success with sober clients and others suffering from addictive disorders comes from my willingness to help them navigate the realities of life. Sometimes psychotherapy alone cannot cure mood disorders, just as drugs for depression and anxiety are less effective without concurrent psychotherapy.
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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!
Motivational Interviewing
(310) 889-0648
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Motivational Interviewing
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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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.
Motivational Interviewing
(310) 268-1888
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Motivational Interviewing
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 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.
Motivational Interviewing
(805) 608-3474
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Motivational Interviewing
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 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.
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 664-9241
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Motivational Interviewing
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.
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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.
Motivational Interviewing
(424) 353-2465
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Motivational Interviewing
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 Sherry Shakoori-Nasseri, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Motivational Interviewing
(310) 928-9253
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Motivational Interviewing
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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I utilize a client-centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
Motivational Interviewing
(213) 267-6620
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Motivational Interviewing
I utilize a client-centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
LIFE CAN BE TOUGH. Who has your back? Are you bored in your life or career? Do you feel alone and lonely, despite that you love your partner and your two adorable kids? Are you the last single one left in your group and are questioning if you will ever meet the love of your life? Do you feel misunderstood, not good enough, scared? Are you escaping your feelings with drugs and alcohol, elaborate vacations, shopping, work? What plays out in your personal life plays out in your work life, causing stress, depression and anxiety.
Motivational Interviewing
(310) 421-2985
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Motivational Interviewing
LIFE CAN BE TOUGH. Who has your back? Are you bored in your life or career? Do you feel alone and lonely, despite that you love your partner and your two adorable kids? Are you the last single one left in your group and are questioning if you will ever meet the love of your life? Do you feel misunderstood, not good enough, scared? Are you escaping your feelings with drugs and alcohol, elaborate vacations, shopping, work? What plays out in your personal life plays out in your work life, causing stress, depression and anxiety.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Isolation is scary. We all need support and connection. Perhaps you are struggling with our public health crisis, a life transition, relationship issues, or would simply like to feel even better than you do now. In a compassionate environment, I can help you explore current and past challenges interfering with your goals and relationships. My integrative approach allows me to provide practical strategies to enhance coping with the stress of everyday life, as well as empower you to explore unresolved problems that might be getting you stuck.
Motivational Interviewing
(747) 233-4733
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Motivational Interviewing
Isolation is scary. We all need support and connection. Perhaps you are struggling with our public health crisis, a life transition, relationship issues, or would simply like to feel even better than you do now. In a compassionate environment, I can help you explore current and past challenges interfering with your goals and relationships. My integrative approach allows me to provide practical strategies to enhance coping with the stress of everyday life, as well as empower you to explore unresolved problems that might be getting you stuck.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Nikki Kipley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who hails from the Midwest. She believes in cultivating a warm, safe, and trusting environment where people can express themselves, grow, and invoke positive changes in their lives. Nikki is not in-network with insurance. As a versatile therapist, Nikki integrates a wide variety of clinical approaches with collaboration, compassion, and understanding to help guide people through their unique, personal journeys. Her specialties include anxiety, grief and loss, depression, and trauma.
Motivational Interviewing
(718) 866-3515
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Motivational Interviewing
Nikki Kipley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who hails from the Midwest. She believes in cultivating a warm, safe, and trusting environment where people can express themselves, grow, and invoke positive changes in their lives. Nikki is not in-network with insurance. As a versatile therapist, Nikki integrates a wide variety of clinical approaches with collaboration, compassion, and understanding to help guide people through their unique, personal journeys. Her specialties include anxiety, grief and loss, depression, and trauma.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I have found that disruptions in our lives carry on in our nervous systems, sometimes arising at inopportune times. Often, it is in these times we seek support; whether dealing with the loss of a loved one, a sudden traumatic event, the onset of anxiety or a reliance on alcohol or medications. I will create an environment that encourages reflection, honesty, and compassion to help you find growth, self-reliance and an eventual return to health. I will work with you to get through the most challenging times with courage and boundless growth.
Motivational Interviewing
(213) 542-0913
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Motivational Interviewing
I have found that disruptions in our lives carry on in our nervous systems, sometimes arising at inopportune times. Often, it is in these times we seek support; whether dealing with the loss of a loved one, a sudden traumatic event, the onset of anxiety or a reliance on alcohol or medications. I will create an environment that encourages reflection, honesty, and compassion to help you find growth, self-reliance and an eventual return to health. I will work with you to get through the most challenging times with courage and boundless growth.
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Psychologist, PsyD, PACT, CST, CSAT-S, EMDR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow. Deciding to make changes in one's life takes courage, and you have taken the first step! My goal is to empower you to find relief from distress and to help you grow in concert with your goals. I specialize in treating a variety of concerns, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction (substance and behavioral), eating disorders, body image issues, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety, as well as difficulties with anger management, relationships, interpersonal communication, recovery and relapse prevention.
Motivational Interviewing
(424) 295-7390
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Motivational Interviewing
"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow. Deciding to make changes in one's life takes courage, and you have taken the first step! My goal is to empower you to find relief from distress and to help you grow in concert with your goals. I specialize in treating a variety of concerns, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction (substance and behavioral), eating disorders, body image issues, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety, as well as difficulties with anger management, relationships, interpersonal communication, recovery and relapse prevention.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I work primarily with people who have been negatively impacted, often in ways that do not seem significant, or that are not entirely acknowledged by society and culture as important or meaningful. These include early attachment issues, relational dilemmas, and environmental impacts due to over-sensitization. Through having worked across many domains, I have the capacity to help people understand their own internal dynamics much more clearly--in themselves and in their interrelations with others--so that the conscious changes they are wanting to make in their lives have the potential and possibility to actually manifest.
Motivational Interviewing
(909) 403-1290
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Motivational Interviewing
I work primarily with people who have been negatively impacted, often in ways that do not seem significant, or that are not entirely acknowledged by society and culture as important or meaningful. These include early attachment issues, relational dilemmas, and environmental impacts due to over-sensitization. Through having worked across many domains, I have the capacity to help people understand their own internal dynamics much more clearly--in themselves and in their interrelations with others--so that the conscious changes they are wanting to make in their lives have the potential and possibility to actually manifest.
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ASW, MSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
There's a freedom in finding your flow and therapy can provide that healing space. It is an honor to assist you on your journey, be it a short term or lifestyle goal. I give you a safe space in which to bring forth what has always been a part of you and help you recognize your inner wealth with curiosity and kindness to create shifts towards increased fulfillment, sense of purpose and progress.
Motivational Interviewing
(310) 633-3472
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Motivational Interviewing
There's a freedom in finding your flow and therapy can provide that healing space. It is an honor to assist you on your journey, be it a short term or lifestyle goal. I give you a safe space in which to bring forth what has always been a part of you and help you recognize your inner wealth with curiosity and kindness to create shifts towards increased fulfillment, sense of purpose and progress.
Photo of DeMonta Whiting, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #121375 Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Being assertive seems easy in theory. You tell someone what you're thinking, feeling, or wanting. You express yourself in a clear, firm, and respectful way. You set clear physical and emotional boundaries. Unfortunately, if you've experienced childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, or harsh punishment, being assertive can be really difficult. You may fear upsetting other people. You may fear coming across as 'aggressive.' You may have a hard time expressing your thoughts and feelings.
Motivational Interviewing
(323) 709-7388
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Motivational Interviewing
Being assertive seems easy in theory. You tell someone what you're thinking, feeling, or wanting. You express yourself in a clear, firm, and respectful way. You set clear physical and emotional boundaries. Unfortunately, if you've experienced childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, or harsh punishment, being assertive can be really difficult. You may fear upsetting other people. You may fear coming across as 'aggressive.' You may have a hard time expressing your thoughts and feelings.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Got anxiety? I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders and related conditions. I am experienced in treating Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My goal in practice is to deliver effective, efficient care and to provide a safe, encouraging space for change to happen on your terms, guided by your personal values. In addition to my private practice, I am a faculty at Stanford Medicine, where I work as an attending psychologist in dual-diagnosis/addiction medicine.
Motivational Interviewing
(628) 241-1053
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Motivational Interviewing
Got anxiety? I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders and related conditions. I am experienced in treating Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My goal in practice is to deliver effective, efficient care and to provide a safe, encouraging space for change to happen on your terms, guided by your personal values. In addition to my private practice, I am a faculty at Stanford Medicine, where I work as an attending psychologist in dual-diagnosis/addiction medicine.

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Motivational Interviewing Therapists
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Santa Monica Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in Santa Monica.

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.