Psychologist Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS VIA VIDEO. WE BELIEVE THAT NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE ALL NEED SUPPORT. You're looking for someone who gets it. You don't want another therapist who simply nods and says "mmm hmm". You want someone who understands you, who can really get in there and help you transform into the woman you have always wanted to be.
(323) 784-9169
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90402
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS VIA VIDEO. WE BELIEVE THAT NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE ALL NEED SUPPORT. You're looking for someone who gets it. You don't want another therapist who simply nods and says "mmm hmm". You want someone who understands you, who can really get in there and help you transform into the woman you have always wanted to be.
Photo of Holly Forman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
****CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW TELEHEALTH CLIENTS***** What if you didn’t have to navigate your 20’s & 30's all on your own? I have goods news for you. You don’t have to. I’m here to help and I want to help YOU. I’m passionate about helping young adults navigate their lives. I know how hard it can be transitioning into “the real world”. Dating, college, careers, money, family, fitting in, expectations—how to tell between your parents’ and your own, making friends as an adult. How do you manage all that? Do you feel stuck in a rut, anxious and even paralyzed by what decision to make next? I get it. I’ve been there.
(657) 214-7495
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90403
****CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW TELEHEALTH CLIENTS***** What if you didn’t have to navigate your 20’s & 30's all on your own? I have goods news for you. You don’t have to. I’m here to help and I want to help YOU. I’m passionate about helping young adults navigate their lives. I know how hard it can be transitioning into “the real world”. Dating, college, careers, money, family, fitting in, expectations—how to tell between your parents’ and your own, making friends as an adult. How do you manage all that? Do you feel stuck in a rut, anxious and even paralyzed by what decision to make next? I get it. I’ve been there.
Photo of Louisiana Medina, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, 76169 Verified
Verified
|
$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
View Profile

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!
Photo of Kathryn Diaz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
"The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed" -C.G. Jung. As a psychotherapist, I aim to be a compassionate guide to help my clients make meaning of these conflicts, struggles, and life experiences, to create a healthier and more balanced mind, body and soul.
(310) 736-2717
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90404
"The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed" -C.G. Jung. As a psychotherapist, I aim to be a compassionate guide to help my clients make meaning of these conflicts, struggles, and life experiences, to create a healthier and more balanced mind, body and soul.
Photo of Annie Armstrong, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
As a psychotherapist I work from a compassionate and practical perspective. My work is holistic and includes a creative exploration of the client's life experience, building awareness and mindfulness, reconnecting to the cues the body gives, and reinforcing positive experiences. I help clients to identify undiscovered potential, create change, and work through a myriad of issues. These issues range from depression and anxiety to questions about where to go next in career and, "Why do I keep dating the wrong person?". Clients come to me to work through trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, low self-esteem, loss of meaning, and relationship issues.
(424) 903-2854
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90405
As a psychotherapist I work from a compassionate and practical perspective. My work is holistic and includes a creative exploration of the client's life experience, building awareness and mindfulness, reconnecting to the cues the body gives, and reinforcing positive experiences. I help clients to identify undiscovered potential, create change, and work through a myriad of issues. These issues range from depression and anxiety to questions about where to go next in career and, "Why do I keep dating the wrong person?". Clients come to me to work through trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, low self-esteem, loss of meaning, and relationship issues.
Photo of Tanya Hope Peters, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I appreciate your interest in psychotherapy and commend your effort in finding a therapist. It is an important step to take towards feeling better. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, depression, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, loss, and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients, and am supportive and dedicated to their increased well being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, open and honest, supportive, and curious.
(424) 396-2833
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90403
I appreciate your interest in psychotherapy and commend your effort in finding a therapist. It is an important step to take towards feeling better. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, depression, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, loss, and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients, and am supportive and dedicated to their increased well being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, open and honest, supportive, and curious.
Photo of Henry J. Ortiz, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
As far as others can tell, you have a great job and a great life. You're a high-achiever, you're smart, and you work really hard for what you have. But inside you're really stressed, feeling alone, and you're emotionally burning out. In your quiet moments, you know that underneath the fast pace of your life, something is missing and has been for a while. It's like depression keeps knocking on your door, making you feel insecure, anxious, like your self-confidence is melting away. It often feels like stress and hopelessness are becoming your new normal.
(310) 929-7896
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90401
As far as others can tell, you have a great job and a great life. You're a high-achiever, you're smart, and you work really hard for what you have. But inside you're really stressed, feeling alone, and you're emotionally burning out. In your quiet moments, you know that underneath the fast pace of your life, something is missing and has been for a while. It's like depression keeps knocking on your door, making you feel insecure, anxious, like your self-confidence is melting away. It often feels like stress and hopelessness are becoming your new normal.
Photo of Judith Lisa White, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
For over 25 years, Dr. White has maintained a wide-ranging private practice that includes individuals, groups, couples, children and families. Her work draws on developmental and depth psychologies as well as family systems theory. Special interests include couples coping with infertility, parenting, and dreamwork. She often collaborates with colleague and husband Barry Michels--author, along with Dr. Phil Stutz, of the best-selling book The Tools. Parents seeking advice appreciate Dr. White's extensive background in child development. She helps children and families with issues that involve discipline, life transitions and loss such as divorce and death, and academic and social challenges.
(310) 896-5912
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90402
For over 25 years, Dr. White has maintained a wide-ranging private practice that includes individuals, groups, couples, children and families. Her work draws on developmental and depth psychologies as well as family systems theory. Special interests include couples coping with infertility, parenting, and dreamwork. She often collaborates with colleague and husband Barry Michels--author, along with Dr. Phil Stutz, of the best-selling book The Tools. Parents seeking advice appreciate Dr. White's extensive background in child development. She helps children and families with issues that involve discipline, life transitions and loss such as divorce and death, and academic and social challenges.
Photo of Margie Mirell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sometimes we need to talk it out. Not for sympathy, but to find truth that guides us to our purpose and peace within ourselves. Struggling with self-conflict or with others? I use several methodologies: Brainspotting for trauma, Imago Relationship Therapy, Grief Recovery. I teach you to avoid pain, change behavior patterns, and dialogue with Safer Conversations for more creative, productive, and healing solutions. Her clients say, "I wish I had seen you before! Your depth of knowledge, empathy, and understanding of the real world have helped me build resiliency for my life's challenges, creating a sense of inner peace and joy."
(310) 773-0391
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sometimes we need to talk it out. Not for sympathy, but to find truth that guides us to our purpose and peace within ourselves. Struggling with self-conflict or with others? I use several methodologies: Brainspotting for trauma, Imago Relationship Therapy, Grief Recovery. I teach you to avoid pain, change behavior patterns, and dialogue with Safer Conversations for more creative, productive, and healing solutions. Her clients say, "I wish I had seen you before! Your depth of knowledge, empathy, and understanding of the real world have helped me build resiliency for my life's challenges, creating a sense of inner peace and joy."
Photo of The Procrastination Doctor, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
An ADHD specialist for adults, I'm known as www.procrastinationdoctor.com. I help with time management, disorganization, and ADD/ADHD via coaching and psychotherapy. Having ADHD myself, I understand the frustration, shame, and hit it can take on self-esteem. I cannot prescribe medication (you need an MD/psychiatrist for that, but I can help you achieve your goals. Together, we'll learn about your brain and develop strategies that will work for you to increase productivity, decrease inconsistency, and in so doing, improve self-esteem and secondary depression and anxiety if present.
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90404
An ADHD specialist for adults, I'm known as www.procrastinationdoctor.com. I help with time management, disorganization, and ADD/ADHD via coaching and psychotherapy. Having ADHD myself, I understand the frustration, shame, and hit it can take on self-esteem. I cannot prescribe medication (you need an MD/psychiatrist for that, but I can help you achieve your goals. Together, we'll learn about your brain and develop strategies that will work for you to increase productivity, decrease inconsistency, and in so doing, improve self-esteem and secondary depression and anxiety if present.
Photo of Elinor Jewett, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I offer relief from depression, anxiety, and life issues that feel overwhelming, intolerable and unmanageable. I can help you with with forming and growing relationships where you feel loved and comforted, not hurt, injured or criticized. We can address family conflict, power struggles and help build a life-long partnership with family members. I understand feeling lost, hopeless and can guide you on a discovery of your true purpose in life. Change is possible. Happiness is deserved and within our power. I utilize techniques based on current neurological research that shift brain and nervous system patterns .
(310) 751-7547
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90405
I offer relief from depression, anxiety, and life issues that feel overwhelming, intolerable and unmanageable. I can help you with with forming and growing relationships where you feel loved and comforted, not hurt, injured or criticized. We can address family conflict, power struggles and help build a life-long partnership with family members. I understand feeling lost, hopeless and can guide you on a discovery of your true purpose in life. Change is possible. Happiness is deserved and within our power. I utilize techniques based on current neurological research that shift brain and nervous system patterns .
Photo of Mark W. Baker, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am the Executive Director of the La Vie Center which has 40 therapists in two locations and was established in 1980. We have a wide range of specialties and fees, and because of the size of our group we are able to carefully match each client with a therapist that is personally best for them. We have experienced therapists on staff, Christian therapists on staff, offer a free initial consultation and have a sliding scale.
(310) 453-5090
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am the Executive Director of the La Vie Center which has 40 therapists in two locations and was established in 1980. We have a wide range of specialties and fees, and because of the size of our group we are able to carefully match each client with a therapist that is personally best for them. We have experienced therapists on staff, Christian therapists on staff, offer a free initial consultation and have a sliding scale.
Photo of Aleksey Zvinyatskovskiy, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D. Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychotherapy can address a specific problem; it can help people discover new ways of coping with difficult emotions or challenging life circumstances; or it can serve as a space for personal exploration and growth. Usually, it’s a combination of all three. We can work together to create a unique approach to meet your goals. I have extensive training in targeted interventions and treatments that focus more broadly on underlying emotional processes. I am also a firm believer that while psychotherapy involves personal growth and change, it is important to recognize and honor the parts of you that are whole.
(424) 238-3564
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychotherapy can address a specific problem; it can help people discover new ways of coping with difficult emotions or challenging life circumstances; or it can serve as a space for personal exploration and growth. Usually, it’s a combination of all three. We can work together to create a unique approach to meet your goals. I have extensive training in targeted interventions and treatments that focus more broadly on underlying emotional processes. I am also a firm believer that while psychotherapy involves personal growth and change, it is important to recognize and honor the parts of you that are whole.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
|
$300
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I work to help you be the best person possible. I empower clients to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I've had success with anxiety, stress, depression, family problems, relationship problems, and work and school issues. I have an eclectic style where I utilize methods that best suit my client's needs. I treat my clients with the utmost respect to create and environment of safety and comfort. My clients grow through the partnership we create together.
(310) 226-2826
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90405
$300 Per Session
I work to help you be the best person possible. I empower clients to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I've had success with anxiety, stress, depression, family problems, relationship problems, and work and school issues. I have an eclectic style where I utilize methods that best suit my client's needs. I treat my clients with the utmost respect to create and environment of safety and comfort. My clients grow through the partnership we create together.
Photo of Joanna Burke Therapy, Counselor
Counselor, MS, RN, MBACP, LPCC, EMDR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(Due to a full practice I am not currently accepting new patients at this time). An Intuitive Therapist and CIinical Nurse, I work with capable women of all ages dealing with low self-esteem and relationship problems. I'll help you identify how to free yourself from the cycle of negative choices and poor self worth, to discover how your past holds you back from creating the life you really want. Start this journey with an open mind and heart and you'll be propelled into a new life, where you feel valued, happy and where your relationships add nothing but joy and love to your life! Connect at www.joannasmiththerapy.com
(213) 335-2111
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90401
(Due to a full practice I am not currently accepting new patients at this time). An Intuitive Therapist and CIinical Nurse, I work with capable women of all ages dealing with low self-esteem and relationship problems. I'll help you identify how to free yourself from the cycle of negative choices and poor self worth, to discover how your past holds you back from creating the life you really want. Start this journey with an open mind and heart and you'll be propelled into a new life, where you feel valued, happy and where your relationships add nothing but joy and love to your life! Connect at www.joannasmiththerapy.com
Photo of Karen Stewart, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
We have all had times where we are struggling, feel low or "off", may not even have a real "reason" why these feelings are coming up for us. Or those times where an event, situation, loss, change in our daily functioning has lead us to not feel that we have the right skills to live our best lives and we just don't know what to do. Therapy is an answer for someone who wants to explore these feelings, to work through the difficult times and to learn about oneself in an unbiased, non-judgmental environment.
(424) 327-9030
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90403
We have all had times where we are struggling, feel low or "off", may not even have a real "reason" why these feelings are coming up for us. Or those times where an event, situation, loss, change in our daily functioning has lead us to not feel that we have the right skills to live our best lives and we just don't know what to do. Therapy is an answer for someone who wants to explore these feelings, to work through the difficult times and to learn about oneself in an unbiased, non-judgmental environment.
Photo of Ned Weyer Rodriguez, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, SEP, MA, Theo Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Welcome to my practice! I specialize in state-of-the-art therapy to help persons recover from stressful life experiences [e.g., developmental(family-of-origin) stress & trauma, child abuse, sexual assault, violence/crime, accidents], through therapy that heals the mind, body, & spirit. I address all trauma reactions: Complex PTSD, Depression, Guilt/Shame; & provide caring therapy that works by integrating research-validated & new leading-edge treatments. As a highly interactive therapist, I provide feedback & experiential exercises, & work hard to create a richer & more effective therapy experience than traditional talk therapy.
(310) 776-6852
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90405
Welcome to my practice! I specialize in state-of-the-art therapy to help persons recover from stressful life experiences [e.g., developmental(family-of-origin) stress & trauma, child abuse, sexual assault, violence/crime, accidents], through therapy that heals the mind, body, & spirit. I address all trauma reactions: Complex PTSD, Depression, Guilt/Shame; & provide caring therapy that works by integrating research-validated & new leading-edge treatments. As a highly interactive therapist, I provide feedback & experiential exercises, & work hard to create a richer & more effective therapy experience than traditional talk therapy.
Photo of Beatrice Schreiber, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Whether you feel stuck, trying to work through a traumatic experience or find yourself in a relationship that does not feel satisfying to you, I will support you in getting a deeper understanding of yourself and in finding solutions that will work for you. I also believe that many of our difficulties arise from traumatic experiences whether from a single event or ongoing exposure as a child and/or adult. I will support you in working through the symptoms of trauma and how they affect your physical and emotional health as well as being in relationships with others.
(424) 581-1101
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Whether you feel stuck, trying to work through a traumatic experience or find yourself in a relationship that does not feel satisfying to you, I will support you in getting a deeper understanding of yourself and in finding solutions that will work for you. I also believe that many of our difficulties arise from traumatic experiences whether from a single event or ongoing exposure as a child and/or adult. I will support you in working through the symptoms of trauma and how they affect your physical and emotional health as well as being in relationships with others.
Photo of Marcelle Little, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MPH, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Are you feeling alone, isolated, separate from, sad, or anxious? If you would like to learn how to be connected to your wholeness, I guide you to go beyond your ordinary limits into a mindful state of being to embody your intrinsic healing and growth potential. I assist you to focus on your strengths and discover your innate compassionate voice, alongside witnessing the not-so-pleasant parts of self and negative thought patterns, to FEEL integrated and whole.
(510) 800-6440
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90404
Are you feeling alone, isolated, separate from, sad, or anxious? If you would like to learn how to be connected to your wholeness, I guide you to go beyond your ordinary limits into a mindful state of being to embody your intrinsic healing and growth potential. I assist you to focus on your strengths and discover your innate compassionate voice, alongside witnessing the not-so-pleasant parts of self and negative thought patterns, to FEEL integrated and whole.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you a perfectionist at heart? Do you believe others must like you for you to be okay? Does it feel like you are always crazy busy, but something is missing? People-pleasing can make you feel stressed and burned-out. The rollercoaster ups and downs can make you feel upset and even a bit angry when you are usually a very nice person. My clients learn new ways of looking at things so that they feel better about how they treat their friends, family, and how they treat themselves. Together, we focus on the issues you want to work on in therapy and maximize our time in session.
(424) 254-9611
Verified
View Profile

Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you a perfectionist at heart? Do you believe others must like you for you to be okay? Does it feel like you are always crazy busy, but something is missing? People-pleasing can make you feel stressed and burned-out. The rollercoaster ups and downs can make you feel upset and even a bit angry when you are usually a very nice person. My clients learn new ways of looking at things so that they feel better about how they treat their friends, family, and how they treat themselves. Together, we focus on the issues you want to work on in therapy and maximize our time in session.

See more therapy options for Santa Monica

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.