Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I enjoy collaborating with families to help them move through difficult challenges with intention and compassion. I frequently work with neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges. This includes executive functioning issues, like ADHD, moodiness and depression, or anxiety due to high academic pressure, life stress, or divorce. I also work extensively with technology-related issues: healthy-mind balance, boundary setting, as well as mindfulness practices for relaxation and expanding frustration tolerance."
(310) 773-4831
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"I enjoy collaborating with families to help them move through difficult challenges with intention and compassion. I frequently work with neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges. This includes executive functioning issues, like ADHD, moodiness and depression, or anxiety due to high academic pressure, life stress, or divorce. I also work extensively with technology-related issues: healthy-mind balance, boundary setting, as well as mindfulness practices for relaxation and expanding frustration tolerance."
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs."
(310) 660-7462
Verified

Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 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
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Santa Monica, California 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. "
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"As a therapist, I enjoy working with adolescents and adults coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and issues related to faith and spirituality. My clinical and research interests include post-traumatic adjustment, meaning making, community reintegration, religious coping, neuropsychology, and attachment theory. I also have advanced training working with veterans and law enforcement and specialize in geriatric mental health, neuropsychological assessment, pscychodiagnostic testing, pre-employment evaluations, and forensic evaluations (specialization in civil and criminal competencies). "
(424) 396-1040
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"As a therapist, I enjoy working with adolescents and adults coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and issues related to faith and spirituality. My clinical and research interests include post-traumatic adjustment, meaning making, community reintegration, religious coping, neuropsychology, and attachment theory. I also have advanced training working with veterans and law enforcement and specialize in geriatric mental health, neuropsychological assessment, pscychodiagnostic testing, pre-employment evaluations, and forensic evaluations (specialization in civil and criminal competencies). "
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am offering an opportunity to intensify focus on what is inside by moving through what is outside: metaphorically and in reality. Nestled in a safe office space in Santa Monica, we will address your life through talk therapy, art, meaning-making, imagery, poetry, and symbolism. In the space of the Santa Monica Mountains, we will hike through the pain and poetry with a specific dose of eco-psychology. I have been a therapist for 6 years, focusing on trauma relief, depression, body dysmorphia, child intervention, and addiction. Offering sliding scale and bi-weekly sessions additionally. "
(310) 736-4594
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Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am offering an opportunity to intensify focus on what is inside by moving through what is outside: metaphorically and in reality. Nestled in a safe office space in Santa Monica, we will address your life through talk therapy, art, meaning-making, imagery, poetry, and symbolism. In the space of the Santa Monica Mountains, we will hike through the pain and poetry with a specific dose of eco-psychology. I have been a therapist for 6 years, focusing on trauma relief, depression, body dysmorphia, child intervention, and addiction. Offering sliding scale and bi-weekly sessions additionally. "
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with extensive experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to working in mental health , I worked with children with special needs and developed skills to help families, parents and caregivers support their children to create a balanced environment. "
(424) 275-6173
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with extensive experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to working in mental health , I worked with children with special needs and developed skills to help families, parents and caregivers support their children to create a balanced environment. "
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am interested in seeing anyone who needs help with major life transitions or who is in the midst of a life crisis. I also encourage people who are not in crisis but interested in improving the quality of their life and to enhance their overall well being. Besides being in private practice I have also worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. I believe in using an eclectic approach, with a multitude of modalities, to help people, in a safe setting, clarify their issues, gain greater insight and assist them in finding their own solutions and coping skills. Most of my clients report feeling better in a short time."
(310) 494-2973
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Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am interested in seeing anyone who needs help with major life transitions or who is in the midst of a life crisis. I also encourage people who are not in crisis but interested in improving the quality of their life and to enhance their overall well being. Besides being in private practice I have also worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. I believe in using an eclectic approach, with a multitude of modalities, to help people, in a safe setting, clarify their issues, gain greater insight and assist them in finding their own solutions and coping skills. Most of my clients report feeling better in a short time."
Psychologist, JD, PsyD, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Your emotions are at the center of who you are as a person. If you feel your feelings as distinctive, you feel your individuality. If you feel without too much evasion, you feel genuine and alive as a person, and so on.. Equally central to your emotional life, and to your personhood, is human relationship. Your relationships with others have and continue to shape your experience of emotion, and your sense of self. When others see, value, and enjoy your feelings, you are seen, valued and enjoyed in the world. So, let's talk about feelings and relationships."
(310) 484-5651
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"Your emotions are at the center of who you are as a person. If you feel your feelings as distinctive, you feel your individuality. If you feel without too much evasion, you feel genuine and alive as a person, and so on.. Equally central to your emotional life, and to your personhood, is human relationship. Your relationships with others have and continue to shape your experience of emotion, and your sense of self. When others see, value, and enjoy your feelings, you are seen, valued and enjoyed in the world. So, let's talk about feelings and relationships."
Psychologist, Psy.D. Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 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
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Santa Monica, California 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. "
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Psychotherapy is an opportunity to feel better, to learn what makes you happy, and to become your most genuine and creative self. As a safe and empathetic environment, therapy can help reduce symptoms like anxiety and depression. By jointly exploring unconscious forces in decision making and the function of our nervous system on behavior, my goal is to help improve your relationships and encourage personal growth towards your specific goals. I strive to incorporate a blend of body and psyche using somatic experiencing and depth/psychodynamic psychology. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and addiction."
(310) 736-1772
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"Psychotherapy is an opportunity to feel better, to learn what makes you happy, and to become your most genuine and creative self. As a safe and empathetic environment, therapy can help reduce symptoms like anxiety and depression. By jointly exploring unconscious forces in decision making and the function of our nervous system on behavior, my goal is to help improve your relationships and encourage personal growth towards your specific goals. I strive to incorporate a blend of body and psyche using somatic experiencing and depth/psychodynamic psychology. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and addiction."
Marriage & Family Therapist, M. Ed., MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 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
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Santa Monica, California 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."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience. "
(424) 571-9839
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Santa Monica, California 90404
"Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience. "
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"It takes a lot of courage to seek out help from a therapist. It can be an intimidating step to take, but you’ve made it this far! Growth and change can be overwhelming. As a therapist, I work with my clients as they move towards wellness and away from the things that stand in the way of having the life they want for themselves. I specialize in helping people restore from issues related to relationships, self-esteem, career/life transitions, depression and anxiety. Therapy is best done as a collaboration and I believe that you are the expert on your life. "
(310) 620-1904
Verified
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Santa Monica, California 90404
"It takes a lot of courage to seek out help from a therapist. It can be an intimidating step to take, but you’ve made it this far! Growth and change can be overwhelming. As a therapist, I work with my clients as they move towards wellness and away from the things that stand in the way of having the life they want for themselves. I specialize in helping people restore from issues related to relationships, self-esteem, career/life transitions, depression and anxiety. Therapy is best done as a collaboration and I believe that you are the expert on your life. "
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Welcome. Sometimes things are complicated. We keep feeling a certain way or doing something and don't understand why. Sometimes things are more simple. We understand what we want, maybe even how to get there but just need a little support along the way. I work with individuals, couples and families to help them achieve the changes they wish to see in their lives, big or small, complicated or not."
(323) 431-5155
Verified
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Santa Monica, California 90405
"Welcome. Sometimes things are complicated. We keep feeling a certain way or doing something and don't understand why. Sometimes things are more simple. We understand what we want, maybe even how to get there but just need a little support along the way. I work with individuals, couples and families to help them achieve the changes they wish to see in their lives, big or small, complicated or not."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 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
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Santa Monica, California 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."
Psychologist, PSY.D. Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I use Positive Psychology to inspire and improve lives. I'm told I'm warm, down to earth, and that I have a good sense of humor. . I believe therapy needs to show results. Not years later — but soon. I see both individuals and couples. My approach combines Positive Psychology and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), with mindfulness and a powerful mix of the best approaches known to modern psychology. I take an uplifting holistic approach."
(424) 351-9144
Verified
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"I use Positive Psychology to inspire and improve lives. I'm told I'm warm, down to earth, and that I have a good sense of humor. . I believe therapy needs to show results. Not years later — but soon. I see both individuals and couples. My approach combines Positive Psychology and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), with mindfulness and a powerful mix of the best approaches known to modern psychology. I take an uplifting holistic approach."
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, ATR-BC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"My work as a marriage and family therapist, clinical art therapist and somatic psychotherapist is integrative, interactive, and holistic. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in private practice, residential and outpatient treatment, I offer pathways to healing and well-being within the context of a safe and supportive environment. In my work with individuals, couples and families, treatment specialties include the healing of communication and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and personal illness, grief and loss."
(310) 896-8889
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Santa Monica, California 90405
"My work as a marriage and family therapist, clinical art therapist and somatic psychotherapist is integrative, interactive, and holistic. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in private practice, residential and outpatient treatment, I offer pathways to healing and well-being within the context of a safe and supportive environment. In my work with individuals, couples and families, treatment specialties include the healing of communication and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and personal illness, grief and loss."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
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$150
Santa Monica, California 90401
"In therapy, we look to grow, and we seek help with real-life problems. I enjoy working with both this “growth” therapy as well as with those seeking relief. I enjoy working with clients who struggle with unhappiness, anxiety, addiction, or loneliness. I work with new parents who struggle with the challenge of having a child and/or being working parents. I have strong commitment to serving women who are finding their voice, to the LBGT community and minorities. I am also well versed with clients who are struggling with grief and loss. I enjoy creating a safe place to talk for women, those who feel excluded, and to heal from trauma."
(310) 707-1245
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Santa Monica, California 90401
$150 Per Session
"In therapy, we look to grow, and we seek help with real-life problems. I enjoy working with both this “growth” therapy as well as with those seeking relief. I enjoy working with clients who struggle with unhappiness, anxiety, addiction, or loneliness. I work with new parents who struggle with the challenge of having a child and/or being working parents. I have strong commitment to serving women who are finding their voice, to the LBGT community and minorities. I am also well versed with clients who are struggling with grief and loss. I enjoy creating a safe place to talk for women, those who feel excluded, and to heal from trauma."
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
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$250
Santa Monica, California 90402
"When you look at your child who has "failed to launch" or is struggling with "adulting", you're filled with a swirl of complicated emotions. You love your child, but you're frustrated, anxious, and feeling hopeless. You struggle every day to find a way to get your kid unstuck and living up to his/her potential. The more you try to help, the worse your relationship with your child becomes. You end up in endless arguments... or worse, your child stops talking to you altogether. Eventually, you begin wondering if your child will ever be independent. You think this situation might be permanent. "
(424) 217-3795
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Santa Monica, California 90402
$250 Per Session
"When you look at your child who has "failed to launch" or is struggling with "adulting", you're filled with a swirl of complicated emotions. You love your child, but you're frustrated, anxious, and feeling hopeless. You struggle every day to find a way to get your kid unstuck and living up to his/her potential. The more you try to help, the worse your relationship with your child becomes. You end up in endless arguments... or worse, your child stops talking to you altogether. Eventually, you begin wondering if your child will ever be independent. You think this situation might be permanent. "
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, chronic illness, professional burnout, or other sources of chronic emotional dysregulation, I believe there is hope for you. If you have tried traditional talk therapy and felt like you didn't make much progress, you may benefit greatly from trauma specific treatment, or from a more practical, skills-based approach to therapy like Dialectical Behavior Therapy that is aimed at helping you to build the life that you want, to move toward your values, and to change the behaviors that may be getting in the way of your goals. "
(424) 371-7103
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, chronic illness, professional burnout, or other sources of chronic emotional dysregulation, I believe there is hope for you. If you have tried traditional talk therapy and felt like you didn't make much progress, you may benefit greatly from trauma specific treatment, or from a more practical, skills-based approach to therapy like Dialectical Behavior Therapy that is aimed at helping you to build the life that you want, to move toward your values, and to change the behaviors that may be getting in the way of your goals. "

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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.

Please discuss with the professional the app you'd like to use e.g. Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Professionals sometimes prefer HIPAA tailored apps such as Zoom, VSee or Doxy.me.

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.