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
Verified
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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
Verified
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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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
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$100
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My style is compassionate, interactive and supportive, providing a safe place to make changes. I quickly get to the heart of the matter and design the counseling session uniquely. If you are confused, stuck, overwhelmed, hopeless and want to make a change I will help you make that change. I facilitate your shift, from ways that aren't working, into ways that do. I work with people in crises, personal growth, wanting to find their deeper meaning in life. I see therapy as a sacred space to create healing and change believing everyone is unique and has great potential.
(310) 284-3699
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
$100 Per Session
My style is compassionate, interactive and supportive, providing a safe place to make changes. I quickly get to the heart of the matter and design the counseling session uniquely. If you are confused, stuck, overwhelmed, hopeless and want to make a change I will help you make that change. I facilitate your shift, from ways that aren't working, into ways that do. I work with people in crises, personal growth, wanting to find their deeper meaning in life. I see therapy as a sacred space to create healing and change believing everyone is unique and has great potential.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can prevent anyone from moving on. I work with clients to help them identify and link issues of their past to behaviors and patterns in the present so that they may move forward in their lives with new vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
(310) 226-7066
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can prevent anyone from moving on. I work with clients to help them identify and link issues of their past to behaviors and patterns in the present so that they may move forward in their lives with new vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
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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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Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, CMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
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$200
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I see counseling as a collaborative relationship that moves individuals along the path to empowerment and self-awareness. I am deeply committed to helping clients focus on their goals and build on existing strengths to cope with life’s challenges in a safe, open, and non-judgemental environment. My practice focuses on a holistic approach to treatment emphasizing the importance of the mind-body relationship and the overall effects that thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and our environment have on our life experiences.
(310) 861-2846
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
$200 Per Session
I see counseling as a collaborative relationship that moves individuals along the path to empowerment and self-awareness. I am deeply committed to helping clients focus on their goals and build on existing strengths to cope with life’s challenges in a safe, open, and non-judgemental environment. My practice focuses on a holistic approach to treatment emphasizing the importance of the mind-body relationship and the overall effects that thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and our environment have on our life experiences.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CPC Verified
Verified
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$165
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Nothing hurts like constantly stumbling over the same old communication problems with your partner, when all you really want to do is be close. It’s hard to concentrate or have a lightness to the day when relationship struggles drag you down. We fall in love with people who are different enough from us to create a spark. It’s that “completion feeling” of interest & fascination. We feel sad & confused when the spark burns instead of warming us. It’s a baffling betrayal to our emotional logic that we can deeply love someone that we frequently fight with & sometimes emotionally dread.
(310) 879-1223
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
$165 Per Session
Nothing hurts like constantly stumbling over the same old communication problems with your partner, when all you really want to do is be close. It’s hard to concentrate or have a lightness to the day when relationship struggles drag you down. We fall in love with people who are different enough from us to create a spark. It’s that “completion feeling” of interest & fascination. We feel sad & confused when the spark burns instead of warming us. It’s a baffling betrayal to our emotional logic that we can deeply love someone that we frequently fight with & sometimes emotionally dread.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Social distancing and uncertainty can be a recipe for stress and sadness. How are you coping and staying connected during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to stay supported? Online video therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
(424) 363-7151
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Social distancing and uncertainty can be a recipe for stress and sadness. How are you coping and staying connected during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to stay supported? Online video therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
There are moments in life when we feel stuck in dysfunctional patterns that consume us with self-doubt despite our best efforts. During these moments of despair, anxiety and depression take over and prevent us from moving forward with the necessary steps for change, However, it is in this place we are asked to go inward, go deeper, and begin to understand dysfunctional patterns that inhibit personal growth and strip us from the personal freedom to actualize our true potential.
(310) 526-3854
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
There are moments in life when we feel stuck in dysfunctional patterns that consume us with self-doubt despite our best efforts. During these moments of despair, anxiety and depression take over and prevent us from moving forward with the necessary steps for change, However, it is in this place we are asked to go inward, go deeper, and begin to understand dysfunctional patterns that inhibit personal growth and strip us from the personal freedom to actualize our true potential.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MHA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Living during the COVID Pandemic has tested the most resilient of us. If uncertainty, stress, isolation and change in life style has impacted your personal and professional life, you are not alone. Vulnerability, loss, increased anxiety, depression, and fear of the unknown may have brought you down, but should not discourage you from feeling like you are good enough . You are good enough even in this vulnerable world.
(310) 586-3190
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Living during the COVID Pandemic has tested the most resilient of us. If uncertainty, stress, isolation and change in life style has impacted your personal and professional life, you are not alone. Vulnerability, loss, increased anxiety, depression, and fear of the unknown may have brought you down, but should not discourage you from feeling like you are good enough . You are good enough even in this vulnerable world.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$165
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hello & welcome! $30 Discount on video sessions during COVID.....Need a calm, compassionate therapist to support you at this time? I have 27 yrs exp helping individuals lower anxiety, avoid depression, boost self esteem, process loss, improve problem solving, break bad habits, work through past mistakes, manage stress, improve emotional control, make better choices & refresh your outlook. I'm here to help you overcome those inner struggles & feel good again. Plus, I'm offering $30 discounted fee for video sessions to make your life a little easier during COVID times.
(424) 344-4076
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
$165 Per Session
Hello & welcome! $30 Discount on video sessions during COVID.....Need a calm, compassionate therapist to support you at this time? I have 27 yrs exp helping individuals lower anxiety, avoid depression, boost self esteem, process loss, improve problem solving, break bad habits, work through past mistakes, manage stress, improve emotional control, make better choices & refresh your outlook. I'm here to help you overcome those inner struggles & feel good again. Plus, I'm offering $30 discounted fee for video sessions to make your life a little easier during COVID times.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Verified
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$195
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Therapy can help you to 1) discover what the underlying issues may be impacting you in the present 2) process/work through and resolve those issues so your life in the present and future can be different from the past 3) realize your goals and life's purpose 4) feel more empowered/ less "out of control" 5) engage more fully/effectively in your relationships, career and life
(323) 638-0890
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
$195 Per Session
Therapy can help you to 1) discover what the underlying issues may be impacting you in the present 2) process/work through and resolve those issues so your life in the present and future can be different from the past 3) realize your goals and life's purpose 4) feel more empowered/ less "out of control" 5) engage more fully/effectively in your relationships, career and life
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$145
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Are you facing challenges with your relationships, career, or feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression, grief or life in general? Are you having an identify crisis, getting stuck in the past, repeating old patterns or pre-occupied with the future? I want you to know that you are not alone and I would love to help you. Together, we can collaborate to find solutions for a happier and more fulfilled life. It is of utmost importance to me to create a warm, empathic and accepting space for clients to explore and express themselves.
(323) 310-3435
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
$145 Per Session
Are you facing challenges with your relationships, career, or feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression, grief or life in general? Are you having an identify crisis, getting stuck in the past, repeating old patterns or pre-occupied with the future? I want you to know that you are not alone and I would love to help you. Together, we can collaborate to find solutions for a happier and more fulfilled life. It is of utmost importance to me to create a warm, empathic and accepting space for clients to explore and express themselves.
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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, MS, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you facing challenges or maybe a choice-point in your life and looking for support? Are you interested in exploring those challenges and changes?
(424) 401-3852
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you facing challenges or maybe a choice-point in your life and looking for support? Are you interested in exploring those challenges and changes?
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DM Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Stress has increased while social distancing, I can help. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative and I specialize in helping you with trauma recovery, depression, adolescence, gender issues, and coping with significant life changes. I will work with you to decrease suffering and increase the quality of your relationships at home, work, and goals affecting overall life satisfaction. In the process, I will help you determine what matters most in your life and assist in moving beyond obstacles and engaging in activities you value. I strongly believe that everyone can make positive and lasting changes.
(774) 220-3205
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Stress has increased while social distancing, I can help. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative and I specialize in helping you with trauma recovery, depression, adolescence, gender issues, and coping with significant life changes. I will work with you to decrease suffering and increase the quality of your relationships at home, work, and goals affecting overall life satisfaction. In the process, I will help you determine what matters most in your life and assist in moving beyond obstacles and engaging in activities you value. I strongly believe that everyone can make positive and lasting changes.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment, encouraging you to deeply explore your life experiences and identify where and how to create positive change. Together we will work towards healing hurt and trauma from your past. I will gently push you to challenge outdated belief systems that may be keeping you stuck or creating disharmony in your relationships. With curiosity and compassion, I hope to uncover your authentic needs, strengths, and personal values to help you grow towards a more meaningful life.
(310) 742-1727
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment, encouraging you to deeply explore your life experiences and identify where and how to create positive change. Together we will work towards healing hurt and trauma from your past. I will gently push you to challenge outdated belief systems that may be keeping you stuck or creating disharmony in your relationships. With curiosity and compassion, I hope to uncover your authentic needs, strengths, and personal values to help you grow towards a more meaningful life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$200
Santa Monica, CA 90405
In my 14 years of experience, my clients appreciate the authentic trusting relationship we build together. Together we foster a safe and non judgmental environment. In our safe environment, we go through the journey of gaining self understanding, self reliance and instill hope to achieve goals, dreams and wisdom. All of this leads to a more fulfilling life. Clients enjoy working with me to find relief from daily stressors, difficult family dynamics, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, and various life transitions. I’ve had success working with a variety of clients; adults of any age, adolescents, families, and children.
(310) 905-5686
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
$200 Per Session
In my 14 years of experience, my clients appreciate the authentic trusting relationship we build together. Together we foster a safe and non judgmental environment. In our safe environment, we go through the journey of gaining self understanding, self reliance and instill hope to achieve goals, dreams and wisdom. All of this leads to a more fulfilling life. Clients enjoy working with me to find relief from daily stressors, difficult family dynamics, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, and various life transitions. I’ve had success working with a variety of clients; adults of any age, adolescents, families, and children.

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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 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 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.