Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I use a compassionate, empathetic and active approach to empower people to navigate through life challenges. I have been described as caring, skilled and collaborative. I am passionate about using innovative techniques to treat trauma including EMDR. I have received specialized training in sex and couples therapy in order to offer people a specific approach to communicating. I enjoy working with individuals and couples helping them to overcome relationship issues as well as sexual issues that may be affecting their quality of life. I have over 10 years experience as a therapist and love the work that I do.
(310) 895-9105
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
I use a compassionate, empathetic and active approach to empower people to navigate through life challenges. I have been described as caring, skilled and collaborative. I am passionate about using innovative techniques to treat trauma including EMDR. I have received specialized training in sex and couples therapy in order to offer people a specific approach to communicating. I enjoy working with individuals and couples helping them to overcome relationship issues as well as sexual issues that may be affecting their quality of life. I have over 10 years experience as a therapist and love the work that I do.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Everything is temporary: anxiety, heartbreak, loneliness, feelings, boredom, sadness, frustration, anger, emotions. Through the process of psychotherapy you will learn that your experiences, feelings, and behaviors can be understood instead of avoided or judged, allowing for the eventual acceptance of whatever may emerge. Together we will collaborate on building from your existing strengths in order to help you forge a clearer, manageable, productive, fuller and compassion-based life experience.
(310) 504-1528
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Everything is temporary: anxiety, heartbreak, loneliness, feelings, boredom, sadness, frustration, anger, emotions. Through the process of psychotherapy you will learn that your experiences, feelings, and behaviors can be understood instead of avoided or judged, allowing for the eventual acceptance of whatever may emerge. Together we will collaborate on building from your existing strengths in order to help you forge a clearer, manageable, productive, fuller and compassion-based life experience.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
What we seek in our partner is connection. Deep, relaxed, secure connection is the springboard to passion. I help couples re-connect and stay connected by enhancing the positive, eliminating the negative and becoming each other's advocate. I help singles identify patterns that have haunted past relationships and help find and forge a new kind of loving partnership. Anxiety, depression and addictions all stem from, or are fueled by, deficient early connections. Learning the skill and discipline to navigate a conscious romantic relationship can heal much of the past and free us from many restricting thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
(310) 804-7972
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
What we seek in our partner is connection. Deep, relaxed, secure connection is the springboard to passion. I help couples re-connect and stay connected by enhancing the positive, eliminating the negative and becoming each other's advocate. I help singles identify patterns that have haunted past relationships and help find and forge a new kind of loving partnership. Anxiety, depression and addictions all stem from, or are fueled by, deficient early connections. Learning the skill and discipline to navigate a conscious romantic relationship can heal much of the past and free us from many restricting thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
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Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MA
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Being listened to." That is the experience of being at the Saturday Center: intensely, deeply, actively, empathically listened to; seen, heard and understood. For over 30 years we have provided this type of counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. TSC is committed to dynamic psychotherapy and to providing treatment based on need rather than economics. The Center is staffed by advanced psychological interns, psychological assistants and marriage & family therapist interns who are supervised by a group of experienced, licensed private practitioners dedicated to the practice and teaching of psychotherapy.
(310) 879-5804

Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Being listened to." That is the experience of being at the Saturday Center: intensely, deeply, actively, empathically listened to; seen, heard and understood. For over 30 years we have provided this type of counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. TSC is committed to dynamic psychotherapy and to providing treatment based on need rather than economics. The Center is staffed by advanced psychological interns, psychological assistants and marriage & family therapist interns who are supervised by a group of experienced, licensed private practitioners dedicated to the practice and teaching of psychotherapy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, addiction, eating disorders, mental health and relational issues. I provide a safe space for individuals to experience corrective experiences through a CBT approach. My goal is to help clients feel empowered through deep, challenging work. I am also extremely passionate about and experienced with family and couples therapy. I believe that therapy does not define an individual’s life, only alters it. I integrate complementary methodologies to offer a highly personalized approach uniquely tailored to each individual.
(310) 307-3454
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, addiction, eating disorders, mental health and relational issues. I provide a safe space for individuals to experience corrective experiences through a CBT approach. My goal is to help clients feel empowered through deep, challenging work. I am also extremely passionate about and experienced with family and couples therapy. I believe that therapy does not define an individual’s life, only alters it. I integrate complementary methodologies to offer a highly personalized approach uniquely tailored to each individual.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
**** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS **** Making space to sit with yourself, for yourself, is a courageous step down the road less traveled. I believe in the power of authenticity, and of cultivating trust and a mutually-built atmosphere in the therapy room to support your growth. In our sessions, I will work to provide you in turn with a secure base, a mirror, a teammate, a confidante, a witness.
(424) 237-8254
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
**** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS **** Making space to sit with yourself, for yourself, is a courageous step down the road less traveled. I believe in the power of authenticity, and of cultivating trust and a mutually-built atmosphere in the therapy room to support your growth. In our sessions, I will work to provide you in turn with a secure base, a mirror, a teammate, a confidante, a witness.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT, CMT-P Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you feeling overwhelmed with emotions: anxiety, depression, anger, or are you just plain numb or disengaged? Are you using substances or obsessive/compulsive behavior to cope with stress, boredom or emotional pain? Are you seeking answers about the meaning of your life? Do you feel lonely or lost? Do you want change but don't know how? My clients usually report feeling more emotionally balanced, confident, capable and happy after just a few sessions. Treatment plans are tailor-made to meet each client's unique needs and goals and adjusted accordingly.
(310) 906-4892
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you feeling overwhelmed with emotions: anxiety, depression, anger, or are you just plain numb or disengaged? Are you using substances or obsessive/compulsive behavior to cope with stress, boredom or emotional pain? Are you seeking answers about the meaning of your life? Do you feel lonely or lost? Do you want change but don't know how? My clients usually report feeling more emotionally balanced, confident, capable and happy after just a few sessions. Treatment plans are tailor-made to meet each client's unique needs and goals and adjusted accordingly.
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Psychologist, Psy.D. Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I'm told I'm warm, smart, and that I have a good sense of humor. (Sometimes my dog likes to sit in on sessions.) I believe therapy has got to change lives -- and be enjoyable. Unlike some therapists, I believe in setting goals and tracking progress. Why go to therapy without results? What's my specialty? Helping people free themselves from what holds them back. My approach combines Positive Psychology and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) with mindfulness and a creative mix of the best approaches known to modern psychology.
(424) 373-3205
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I'm told I'm warm, smart, and that I have a good sense of humor. (Sometimes my dog likes to sit in on sessions.) I believe therapy has got to change lives -- and be enjoyable. Unlike some therapists, I believe in setting goals and tracking progress. Why go to therapy without results? What's my specialty? Helping people free themselves from what holds them back. My approach combines Positive Psychology and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) with mindfulness and a creative mix of the best approaches known to modern psychology.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families.
(424) 320-3249
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you feeling anxious, stuck, or even misunderstood? Many of us feel the loneliness of this day and age, and some life experiences leave us hurt, frightened, or traumatized. It is my job to walk with those who have been feeling alone in their journey and process these events together. My aim is to ensure progress in all areas of your life through empowerment and healing. Together, we can challenge adverse thought patterns, establish a sense of stability, and work towards becoming a happier and healthier you.
(310) 879-5572
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you feeling anxious, stuck, or even misunderstood? Many of us feel the loneliness of this day and age, and some life experiences leave us hurt, frightened, or traumatized. It is my job to walk with those who have been feeling alone in their journey and process these events together. My aim is to ensure progress in all areas of your life through empowerment and healing. Together, we can challenge adverse thought patterns, establish a sense of stability, and work towards becoming a happier and healthier you.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Even though therapy can be challenging and often a painful process of self-discovery, when done in a supportive and empathic environment it can be immensely life changing. Together we will explore how the past has influenced you and make changes in the present, so you can create a more gratifying future. I have extensive experience in treating depression, life transitions, anxiety, relationship & family issues, loss & trauma and sexual abuse.
(323) 870-7225
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Even though therapy can be challenging and often a painful process of self-discovery, when done in a supportive and empathic environment it can be immensely life changing. Together we will explore how the past has influenced you and make changes in the present, so you can create a more gratifying future. I have extensive experience in treating depression, life transitions, anxiety, relationship & family issues, loss & trauma and sexual abuse.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 704-9641
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$250
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am extremely passionate about helping people live their best lives and enjoy the process of getting to know my clients. I am strength-based and use a variety of techniques drawn from therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have a warm, casual, friendly, and conversational style. During sessions I am interactive, connected, and do not take notes. Clients often comment on my ability to remember even small details about their lives. I work with adolescents (13+), adult individuals, and couples.
(424) 247-6412
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
$250 Per Session
I am extremely passionate about helping people live their best lives and enjoy the process of getting to know my clients. I am strength-based and use a variety of techniques drawn from therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have a warm, casual, friendly, and conversational style. During sessions I am interactive, connected, and do not take notes. Clients often comment on my ability to remember even small details about their lives. I work with adolescents (13+), adult individuals, and couples.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
In my 30+ years of experience, I have tried to create a non-judgmental environment of openness and collaboration with my clients. I have found that most people are looking for understanding, clarification and a path to hope and healing.
(424) 387-3831
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
In my 30+ years of experience, I have tried to create a non-judgmental environment of openness and collaboration with my clients. I have found that most people are looking for understanding, clarification and a path to hope and healing.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, 76169 Verified
Verified
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$175
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice, and I offer individual, couples and family therapy. Are you an individual who is struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief or loss, addiction, sexuality, family conflicts or relationship issues? Do you wish for a more authentic life, where you are truly loved and accepted just as you are, instead of faking it, and putting others’ needs before yours? If so, I’d like to help. I’ve helped individuals overcome these struggles, increase their confidence and self-esteem, and pursue a life they truly want, and I’d like to do the same for you!
(323) 313-0230
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
$175 Per Session
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice, and I offer individual, couples and family therapy. Are you an individual who is struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief or loss, addiction, sexuality, family conflicts or relationship issues? Do you wish for a more authentic life, where you are truly loved and accepted just as you are, instead of faking it, and putting others’ needs before yours? If so, I’d like to help. I’ve helped individuals overcome these struggles, increase their confidence and self-esteem, and pursue a life they truly want, and I’d like to do the same for you!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Do you feel disconnected from yourself, from life, and from others? Panic, anxiety, depression, confusion, loss, overwhelm, numbness-- these can feel like powerful forces separating you from the vibrant and productive life you imagine is possible. I can help you navigate your path to emotional balance, cognitive clarity, joyful energy, and sense of purpose. Together, we can face the distress and restore your inner life in a way that brings you home to your Self.
(310) 494-7135
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Do you feel disconnected from yourself, from life, and from others? Panic, anxiety, depression, confusion, loss, overwhelm, numbness-- these can feel like powerful forces separating you from the vibrant and productive life you imagine is possible. I can help you navigate your path to emotional balance, cognitive clarity, joyful energy, and sense of purpose. Together, we can face the distress and restore your inner life in a way that brings you home to your Self.
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Psychologist, Psy.D. Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Often the desire to start therapy begins when you realize that you are not in control of your feelings, goals, wishes, your own life. Those are the moments that you realize that maybe something needs to change. The change you seek may be specific around a certain event, or more diffuse, based on larger transformations, a desire for deeper insight or better self-awareness. Whatever it is, you do not have to deal with it alone and finding the right therapist is an important first step. As your therapist, I'll meet you with curiosity, warmth, and respect, creating a safe space where you can re-connect with your best self.
(213) 322-0689
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Often the desire to start therapy begins when you realize that you are not in control of your feelings, goals, wishes, your own life. Those are the moments that you realize that maybe something needs to change. The change you seek may be specific around a certain event, or more diffuse, based on larger transformations, a desire for deeper insight or better self-awareness. Whatever it is, you do not have to deal with it alone and finding the right therapist is an important first step. As your therapist, I'll meet you with curiosity, warmth, and respect, creating a safe space where you can re-connect with your best self.
Photo of Kathryn Sparks, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
With a background in the entertainment business, I have always been fascinated with other people and their stories. I see therapy as a creative, collaborative process in which I work closely with individuals, couples and families to find new ways of understanding their unique narrative. I believe I can help clients find acceptance, empowerment and purpose.
(424) 543-1164
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
With a background in the entertainment business, I have always been fascinated with other people and their stories. I see therapy as a creative, collaborative process in which I work closely with individuals, couples and families to find new ways of understanding their unique narrative. I believe I can help clients find acceptance, empowerment and purpose.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
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$175
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You probably found me because you’re looking for something beyond talk therapy. You are ambitious, highly-sensitive, creative, and / or a bit unconventional. Maybe you’re functioning well, but struggling with some aspect of your life: relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, past trauma, family wounding, or life purpose. Or, maybe you’re not functioning well and traditional therapy has failed to help. Your story and the places that you get stuck are unique, and I love to discover how.
(424) 322-6949
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
$175 Per Session
You probably found me because you’re looking for something beyond talk therapy. You are ambitious, highly-sensitive, creative, and / or a bit unconventional. Maybe you’re functioning well, but struggling with some aspect of your life: relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, past trauma, family wounding, or life purpose. Or, maybe you’re not functioning well and traditional therapy has failed to help. Your story and the places that you get stuck are unique, and I love to discover how.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you looking for a safe place where you can access and explore your emotions without shame or judgment? With authenticity and an open heart, my primary goal is to assist you in accessing your inner wisdom, explore what is keeping you stuck and ultimately connect more effectively with yourself and others.
(805) 669-9917
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you looking for a safe place where you can access and explore your emotions without shame or judgment? With authenticity and an open heart, my primary goal is to assist you in accessing your inner wisdom, explore what is keeping you stuck and ultimately connect more effectively with yourself and others.

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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 Santa Monica, this list of Teletherapyists 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 Santa Monica 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 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.