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.
(424) 326-0125
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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.
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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.
(310) 935-4521
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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.
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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.
(310) 896-5932
Verified
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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.
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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.
(310) 737-8975
Verified
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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.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or the effects of trauma and not know where to start? My practice helps individuals to gain clearer insight to themselves, their struggles, and their goals, and to make changes that can cascade to multiple areas of their lives. Whether navigating a life transition, stress or burnout, a relationship, or unhealthy patterns, my approach is to adapt treatment to meet each person’s concerns. My first priority is to cultivate a supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment so you feel comfortable sharing your concerns and doing the difficult work of healing.
(424) 235-8082
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or the effects of trauma and not know where to start? My practice helps individuals to gain clearer insight to themselves, their struggles, and their goals, and to make changes that can cascade to multiple areas of their lives. Whether navigating a life transition, stress or burnout, a relationship, or unhealthy patterns, my approach is to adapt treatment to meet each person’s concerns. My first priority is to cultivate a supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment so you feel comfortable sharing your concerns and doing the difficult work of healing.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
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$120
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
(213) 320-6068
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
$120 Per Session
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Everyone experiences challenges from time to time, but when the tough times are starting to outweigh the good times or you keep seeing the same patterns repeat over and over in your life, you may want to consider seeking help. I am here not to give you advice, but to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you've always wanted.
(310) 906-4176
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Everyone experiences challenges from time to time, but when the tough times are starting to outweigh the good times or you keep seeing the same patterns repeat over and over in your life, you may want to consider seeking help. I am here not to give you advice, but to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you've always wanted.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Take one minute to think about how your life would change if you stepped into the life you want to create for yourself. Your DREAM life. Maybe the fighting with your spouse would end, or you learn to stop abusing food and love your body, or maybe you actually enjoy spending time with your family...
(424) 625-0462
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Take one minute to think about how your life would change if you stepped into the life you want to create for yourself. Your DREAM life. Maybe the fighting with your spouse would end, or you learn to stop abusing food and love your body, or maybe you actually enjoy spending time with your family...
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$175
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Therapy can help you resolve ongoing pain, trauma, or stress, and can also help you develop skills and strategies for managing problematic situations. It can also assist you with self-exploration and growth. Whatever brings you into therapy, you've taken the first step towards empowering yourself to make a positive change. Having the opportunity to work with someone can make a difference and it's important to find someone with the experience and connection to meet your needs. In order to feel empowered to make changes in your life, establishing an authentic, genuine relationship is crucial.
(310) 905-3666
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
$175 Per Session
Therapy can help you resolve ongoing pain, trauma, or stress, and can also help you develop skills and strategies for managing problematic situations. It can also assist you with self-exploration and growth. Whatever brings you into therapy, you've taken the first step towards empowering yourself to make a positive change. Having the opportunity to work with someone can make a difference and it's important to find someone with the experience and connection to meet your needs. In order to feel empowered to make changes in your life, establishing an authentic, genuine relationship is crucial.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I work collaboratively with individuals from a non-judgmental foundation, in order to move toward balance, health, and clarity. I provide counseling and psychotherapy to individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families, who find themselves in need of support. I use evidence-based approaches from a depth perspective, incorporating creativity and openness into my practice.
(716) 317-4625
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I work collaboratively with individuals from a non-judgmental foundation, in order to move toward balance, health, and clarity. I provide counseling and psychotherapy to individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families, who find themselves in need of support. I use evidence-based approaches from a depth perspective, incorporating creativity and openness into my practice.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MD Verified
Verified
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$125
Santa Monica, CA 90403
A good therapist has wisdom, compassion and the ability to connect deeply with you, while creating a safe healing environment. These are among the strengths that my patients ascribed to me during my many years as a Pediatrician... and that ultimately led me to a career in psychotherapy. Having raised two preadolescent daughters after my wife died, I have experienced many of life's tragedies, celebrations, anxieties and fears. With empathy, expertise, and kindness, I 've helped countless individuals and families work through their issues. I would look forward to doing the same with you.
(424) 324-5167
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
$125 Per Session
A good therapist has wisdom, compassion and the ability to connect deeply with you, while creating a safe healing environment. These are among the strengths that my patients ascribed to me during my many years as a Pediatrician... and that ultimately led me to a career in psychotherapy. Having raised two preadolescent daughters after my wife died, I have experienced many of life's tragedies, celebrations, anxieties and fears. With empathy, expertise, and kindness, I 've helped countless individuals and families work through their issues. I would look forward to doing the same with you.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My psychotherapy approach is right for you if you want to see and understand the tendencies and beliefs (often unconscious) that hold you back or lead you into situations that don't serve you. Every problem and painful experience is an opportunity to connect with your own heart's wisdom, even as we deal directly with the issue or difficulty you are facing. Healing your relationship with yourself positively affects all your relationships. For instance, feelings of not being good enough turn into compassionate acceptance - of others as well. "Baggage" from the past that weighs you down is released.
(310) 998-1965
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
My psychotherapy approach is right for you if you want to see and understand the tendencies and beliefs (often unconscious) that hold you back or lead you into situations that don't serve you. Every problem and painful experience is an opportunity to connect with your own heart's wisdom, even as we deal directly with the issue or difficulty you are facing. Healing your relationship with yourself positively affects all your relationships. For instance, feelings of not being good enough turn into compassionate acceptance - of others as well. "Baggage" from the past that weighs you down is released.
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Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Verified
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$120
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you feeling alone, unheard, or stuck? Are you experiencing anxiety, fatigue, and excessive worrying that impact your relationships and career? I’m glad you’re taking the time to notice these changes and to invest in yourself to become a better version of yourself. In sessions, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help identify ways to incorporate positive changes for your negative thought patterns. Thus, you will learn to become better equipped in maintaining your personal or professional goals. I am committed to helping my clients decrease anxiety and manage healthy relationships.
(213) 516-5968
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
$120 Per Session
Are you feeling alone, unheard, or stuck? Are you experiencing anxiety, fatigue, and excessive worrying that impact your relationships and career? I’m glad you’re taking the time to notice these changes and to invest in yourself to become a better version of yourself. In sessions, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help identify ways to incorporate positive changes for your negative thought patterns. Thus, you will learn to become better equipped in maintaining your personal or professional goals. I am committed to helping my clients decrease anxiety and manage healthy relationships.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, M Ed, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Do you feel the need to improve an aspect of your life or yourself? Do you struggle to find passion or purpose in life? Whether you are experiencing difficulties with relationship issues, distress due to traumatic life events, or a general feeling of being stuck, I can help. I am also a longtime member of SAG/AFTRA and am very familiar with the stress related dynamics of the entertainment industry and the emotional toll the "biz" can take on you. You may feel self-doubt, lack of confidence, negative thought patterns that result in unnecessary goal oriented pressure that can result in increased anxiety and depression. I can help.
(424) 389-5105
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Do you feel the need to improve an aspect of your life or yourself? Do you struggle to find passion or purpose in life? Whether you are experiencing difficulties with relationship issues, distress due to traumatic life events, or a general feeling of being stuck, I can help. I am also a longtime member of SAG/AFTRA and am very familiar with the stress related dynamics of the entertainment industry and the emotional toll the "biz" can take on you. You may feel self-doubt, lack of confidence, negative thought patterns that result in unnecessary goal oriented pressure that can result in increased anxiety and depression. I can help.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
As a collaborative therapist my goal is to help with physical, mental & emotion awareness, healing with acceptance of the past and how to take action moving forward towards a desired future. Art therapy in combination with talk therapy will offer personal insight, decrease anxiety and improve one’s overall well-being. With 20 years experience using art with families my focus is to help with transitions such as grief, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma.
(424) 348-4495
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
As a collaborative therapist my goal is to help with physical, mental & emotion awareness, healing with acceptance of the past and how to take action moving forward towards a desired future. Art therapy in combination with talk therapy will offer personal insight, decrease anxiety and improve one’s overall well-being. With 20 years experience using art with families my focus is to help with transitions such as grief, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
We don’t heal in isolation. We heal in the context of healthy and safe relationships. Together, we can lighten load that you’ve been carrying. In sessions with me, you can expect to be empowered with practical tools, observations, insights and nurturing containment. Our work together will allow you to build on your inner strengths and better manage the ever-changing tides of life. Connecting with a professional therapist can shed light on patterns that may need to shift in order to align with the healthiest version of you. Together we can untangle and make sense of the messiness of life.
(424) 372-0962
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
We don’t heal in isolation. We heal in the context of healthy and safe relationships. Together, we can lighten load that you’ve been carrying. In sessions with me, you can expect to be empowered with practical tools, observations, insights and nurturing containment. Our work together will allow you to build on your inner strengths and better manage the ever-changing tides of life. Connecting with a professional therapist can shed light on patterns that may need to shift in order to align with the healthiest version of you. Together we can untangle and make sense of the messiness of life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
A warm welcome to individuals, couples or families! I specialize in helping you heal wholly —- emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. You may feel down, anxious, or betrayed. Perhaps you are stuck in the same old patterns. Your childhood wounds or traumas, small or large, may be holding you back from your full potential. You may desire more insight into yourself or your relationships beyond your numbers on the Enneagram or Myers-Briggs. I believe that we can work collaboratively to move from a pain cycle to a cycle of peaceful well-being --- shalom.
(310) 317-1615
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
A warm welcome to individuals, couples or families! I specialize in helping you heal wholly —- emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. You may feel down, anxious, or betrayed. Perhaps you are stuck in the same old patterns. Your childhood wounds or traumas, small or large, may be holding you back from your full potential. You may desire more insight into yourself or your relationships beyond your numbers on the Enneagram or Myers-Briggs. I believe that we can work collaboratively to move from a pain cycle to a cycle of peaceful well-being --- shalom.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I'm continuously astounded by the human being's capacity to hate and to love, to hurt and to heal. We are miraculous and complex creatures and my aim is to create a space for honoring that. I'm a licensed clinician, providing EMDR, individual, couple, and family therapy. I have specialized in eating disorders and co-morbid conditions (depression, anxiety, PTSD, and OCD), and previously worked as a DIR/Floortime Therapist for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Additionally, I have a deep passion for exploring issues related to identity, transition, gender, sexuality, and, really, the daily human experience.
(424) 332-5726
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I'm continuously astounded by the human being's capacity to hate and to love, to hurt and to heal. We are miraculous and complex creatures and my aim is to create a space for honoring that. I'm a licensed clinician, providing EMDR, individual, couple, and family therapy. I have specialized in eating disorders and co-morbid conditions (depression, anxiety, PTSD, and OCD), and previously worked as a DIR/Floortime Therapist for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Additionally, I have a deep passion for exploring issues related to identity, transition, gender, sexuality, and, really, the daily human experience.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a trauma/addiction psychotherapist with an MFT license and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I have an engaging, active, personable style immediately putting clients at ease for a strong therapeutic bond necessary for deeper insights and behavioral change. I am trained in psychodynamic, attachment, and somatic modalities. I am a LEVEL I trained PACT (psychobiological approach to couples therapy) couples therapist as well as a facilitator for mindfulness and various relapse prevention models.
(424) 294-8910
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a trauma/addiction psychotherapist with an MFT license and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I have an engaging, active, personable style immediately putting clients at ease for a strong therapeutic bond necessary for deeper insights and behavioral change. I am trained in psychodynamic, attachment, and somatic modalities. I am a LEVEL I trained PACT (psychobiological approach to couples therapy) couples therapist as well as a facilitator for mindfulness and various relapse prevention models.
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Psychologist, PhD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dr. Smith's passionate, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where there is a focus on insight and change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal self-dialogue and narrative,and building a wealth of internal and external coping resources allowing for a successful, evidence-based path to recovery, while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope. Dr. Smith believes in building a therapeutic relationship based on respect, genuineness, empathy, challenge and change. Mission Statement: To alleviate suffering and promote thriving.
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dr. Smith's passionate, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where there is a focus on insight and change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal self-dialogue and narrative,and building a wealth of internal and external coping resources allowing for a successful, evidence-based path to recovery, while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope. Dr. Smith believes in building a therapeutic relationship based on respect, genuineness, empathy, challenge and change. Mission Statement: To alleviate suffering and promote thriving.

Teletherapy (Online Therapy, Virtual Therapists) Therapists
Teletherapy and Online counseling have grown enormously as a medium for therapy since the advent of social distancing. Most therapists are happy to provide sessions by video or phone.

All professionals are licensed to provide video therapy to clients within the State in which they hold their license. Cross State licensing exists, but is rare.

So if you're a client in 90403, this list of teletherapists are licensed to provide therapy to you online (by phone, video or text based chat) because they are within your state. They are sorted nearest to furthest, with professionals in 90403 listed first.

Teletherapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in person sessions. The message is the same, even if the medium is different. There are some advantages in the form of convenience, lack of travel and being in comfort of your own home. Set against those, professionals find it more difficult to read non-verbal signals of their clients, and you may find you yourself can be more easily distracted.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in 90403 are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in 90403

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in 90403 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in 90403 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in 90403 or family therapy in 90403.