Georgina Kim Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
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Roxanna Saremi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I think we all know life can be a bit messy and confusing at times. We have moments where we feel stuck, blocked, or just fatigued and burnt out! Stuck in the loop of the same disastrous relationships, blocked from life with the "disease to please" everyone, and burnt-out from unnecessary guilt. If this feels familiar, I get it, and I can help.
(714) 909-1596
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
I think we all know life can be a bit messy and confusing at times. We have moments where we feel stuck, blocked, or just fatigued and burnt out! Stuck in the loop of the same disastrous relationships, blocked from life with the "disease to please" everyone, and burnt-out from unnecessary guilt. If this feels familiar, I get it, and I can help.
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Alan E Clark
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 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, CA 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.
Stephanie Adams Mendez
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
(562) 352-2356
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
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Danielle C White
Psychologist, PsyD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
(917) 689-1033
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
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Susan Zinn
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual and family psychotherapy.
(424) 543-6324
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual and family psychotherapy.
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Vesal Vakili
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
(424) 336-3461
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
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Jonathan Rocklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 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
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 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.
Cynthia Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CBTR Verified
Verified
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$145
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you an empath, healer, or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Are you a female-identifying person in their 30’s – 50’s? Do you work in the helping and creative professions and are looking to add more alignment and fulfillment to your life and/or career? Are you ready to step up to the next level in your career, life, or relationship? But, the fear of being seen has been holding you back. The fear of criticism and what others think about you? Do people ever tell you you’re too sensitive? On some level you know it’s true, but you don’t know what to do about it. Do you struggle with feelings of being ‘good enough’ or ‘doing enough’?
(628) 500-8550
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
$145 Per Session
Are you an empath, healer, or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Are you a female-identifying person in their 30’s – 50’s? Do you work in the helping and creative professions and are looking to add more alignment and fulfillment to your life and/or career? Are you ready to step up to the next level in your career, life, or relationship? But, the fear of being seen has been holding you back. The fear of criticism and what others think about you? Do people ever tell you you’re too sensitive? On some level you know it’s true, but you don’t know what to do about it. Do you struggle with feelings of being ‘good enough’ or ‘doing enough’?
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Karlee Dahlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$160
Santa Monica, CA 90403
In your first session, we will get to know each other, dive into your past, learn about your childhood, identify attachment strategies, find your barriers to success and then immediately start moving you toward health and happiness. We will dissect behavioral patterns, find an understanding of your most common role in relationships and figure out how to help you live a balanced life. I will give you some practical tools to feel better. I want to help you get aligned with your true path in life and start doing what you truly enjoy.
(424) 234-2654
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
$160 Per Session
In your first session, we will get to know each other, dive into your past, learn about your childhood, identify attachment strategies, find your barriers to success and then immediately start moving you toward health and happiness. We will dissect behavioral patterns, find an understanding of your most common role in relationships and figure out how to help you live a balanced life. I will give you some practical tools to feel better. I want to help you get aligned with your true path in life and start doing what you truly enjoy.
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Lisa Osborn
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you struggling to put your life back to together after the birth of your baby? Are you just not feeling the way you expected? Or, like yourself? Are you iritable and overwhelmed? Possibly your relationship with your partner is suffering as well. Are these feelings robbing you of the joy of being with your infant? If so, you may be suffering from postpartum stress.
(310) 579-2867
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you struggling to put your life back to together after the birth of your baby? Are you just not feeling the way you expected? Or, like yourself? Are you iritable and overwhelmed? Possibly your relationship with your partner is suffering as well. Are these feelings robbing you of the joy of being with your infant? If so, you may be suffering from postpartum stress.
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Mindy Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP Verified
Verified
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$200
Santa Monica, CA 90405
If you suffer from developmental (trauma from childhood abuse) or acute trauma (for example, rape, assault, divorce, accident), I am trained in several modalities that can help. These include: Neurofeedback, which is exercise for the brain, improves self-regulation and calms the nervous system, building resiliency. EMDR is a process that desensitizes and reprocesses trauma. Somatic Experiencing releases pent up energy in the body that keeps us from completing and letting go of traumatic experiences. I use these methods, along with traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, in a kind and healing environment, to help you recover. .
(424) 570-3139
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
$200 Per Session
If you suffer from developmental (trauma from childhood abuse) or acute trauma (for example, rape, assault, divorce, accident), I am trained in several modalities that can help. These include: Neurofeedback, which is exercise for the brain, improves self-regulation and calms the nervous system, building resiliency. EMDR is a process that desensitizes and reprocesses trauma. Somatic Experiencing releases pent up energy in the body that keeps us from completing and letting go of traumatic experiences. I use these methods, along with traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, in a kind and healing environment, to help you recover. .
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Lauryn J. Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
As a collaborative therapist my goal is to help with physical, mental & emotion awareness, healing with acceptance of the past and how to take action moving forward towards a desired future. Art therapy in combination with talk therapy will offer personal insight, decrease anxiety and improve one’s overall well-being. With 20 years experience using art with families my focus is to help with transitions such as grief, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma.
(424) 348-4495
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
As a collaborative therapist my goal is to help with physical, mental & emotion awareness, healing with acceptance of the past and how to take action moving forward towards a desired future. Art therapy in combination with talk therapy will offer personal insight, decrease anxiety and improve one’s overall well-being. With 20 years experience using art with families my focus is to help with transitions such as grief, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma.
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Premartial Counseling In Santa Monica And Culver City
Marriage & Family Therapist, PHD , LMFT, CPC Verified
Verified
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$165
Santa Monica, CA 90404
PreMarital Couples Therapist, 28 yrs exp. Video sessions discounted $30 during COVID. Evenings & Sundays also open. I specialize in PreMarital Counseling. My sessions have a safe & optimistic atmosphere. Our sessions will be relaxed, informative & non judgmental. We'll focus on your particular needs as well as the Pillars of Successful Relationships. Learn emotional & psychological skills needed to create a resilient, lasting marriage. We can solve current struggles as well as prepare for the future. I have a large, website dedicated to PreMarital Counseling, how it works, how long it takes, costs & what you can expect.
(855) 831-7235
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
$165 Per Session
PreMarital Couples Therapist, 28 yrs exp. Video sessions discounted $30 during COVID. Evenings & Sundays also open. I specialize in PreMarital Counseling. My sessions have a safe & optimistic atmosphere. Our sessions will be relaxed, informative & non judgmental. We'll focus on your particular needs as well as the Pillars of Successful Relationships. Learn emotional & psychological skills needed to create a resilient, lasting marriage. We can solve current struggles as well as prepare for the future. I have a large, website dedicated to PreMarital Counseling, how it works, how long it takes, costs & what you can expect.
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Katie B. Hurley
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, PPSC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker specializing in anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also have a focus in women’s health— specifically, Endometriosis, sexual trauma, and maternal mental health. I believe in the healing nature of relationships. I will always have a deep curiosity about you & your story. My style is relational, collaborative, and warm.
(224) 372-8442
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker specializing in anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also have a focus in women’s health— specifically, Endometriosis, sexual trauma, and maternal mental health. I believe in the healing nature of relationships. I will always have a deep curiosity about you & your story. My style is relational, collaborative, and warm.
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La Shaun N Lawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Have you been having difficulties engaging in things you previously enjoyed? Are you isolating and finding it harder to talk to family and friends? If you are looking for a safe empowering space where you can heal, learn to love and accept yourself while reconnecting with your authentic self, you have already made the first step in improving your situation by visiting my profile.
(424) 322-6528
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Have you been having difficulties engaging in things you previously enjoyed? Are you isolating and finding it harder to talk to family and friends? If you are looking for a safe empowering space where you can heal, learn to love and accept yourself while reconnecting with your authentic self, you have already made the first step in improving your situation by visiting my profile.
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Teresa Liaw Chung
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you stuck in a rut? Do you feel like you can get more out of life? Mamas, have you recently had a baby-- and your life has been turned upside down? You are not alone and I am here to help. My strength lies in understanding your unique struggles and formulating a plan of action to overcome these obstacles. I generally use CBT, which examines the problematic patterns in your thoughts and behaviors that impact your mood. I work predominantly with professional women who are challenged by life's major milestones and transitions.
(424) 322-3874
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you stuck in a rut? Do you feel like you can get more out of life? Mamas, have you recently had a baby-- and your life has been turned upside down? You are not alone and I am here to help. My strength lies in understanding your unique struggles and formulating a plan of action to overcome these obstacles. I generally use CBT, which examines the problematic patterns in your thoughts and behaviors that impact your mood. I work predominantly with professional women who are challenged by life's major milestones and transitions.
Adam Boardman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
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$150
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Therapy is a uniquely powerful tool for healing and growth - this is why I am here. We all deserve to live a healthy, productive life. My goal for any client, couple, or family is to meet you exactly where you are and move forward with strength and authenticity. No matter how depressed, discouraged, anxious, or confused you might be I believe in your ability to know yourself, heal yourself, and grow yourself. I support my clients' ability to tune into themselves and their bodies to live more authentically and have richer, deeper relationships.
(310) 361-2802
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
$150 Per Session
Therapy is a uniquely powerful tool for healing and growth - this is why I am here. We all deserve to live a healthy, productive life. My goal for any client, couple, or family is to meet you exactly where you are and move forward with strength and authenticity. No matter how depressed, discouraged, anxious, or confused you might be I believe in your ability to know yourself, heal yourself, and grow yourself. I support my clients' ability to tune into themselves and their bodies to live more authentically and have richer, deeper relationships.
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Nancy Anne Svetlecic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$125
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Marriage and Family Therapists work to improve relationships with self and others. So no matter what you are experiencing at this time, I can assist you with greater self awareness while also enhancing relationships in your life. Authentic relationship begins with yourself. Let me assist you, so that you can move forward with purpose and intentionality to be the best you can be in relationship with yourself and with others. Together, we can work to improve the meaningfulness of your life.
(424) 342-8184
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
$125 Per Session
Marriage and Family Therapists work to improve relationships with self and others. So no matter what you are experiencing at this time, I can assist you with greater self awareness while also enhancing relationships in your life. Authentic relationship begins with yourself. Let me assist you, so that you can move forward with purpose and intentionality to be the best you can be in relationship with yourself and with others. Together, we can work to improve the meaningfulness of your life.
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Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
(424) 358-3098
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.

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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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Monica. 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.