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"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."
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(310) 773-4831
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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"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."
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Santa Monica, California 90401
"A Master of Arts in Counseling with a focus in Psychology. I am a member of the California Association of Counseling and Development. I have 20 years experience in clinical training. Training in communication, listening, individual and group processes, and organizational psychology. My passion is helping others to find and claim their most fulfilling personal and professional lives. I have been influenced by eastern philosophy including mindfulness meditation, yoga, philanthropy, and nature-based psychology."
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(310) 919-4322
Santa Monica, California 90401
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"A Master of Arts in Counseling with a focus in Psychology. I am a member of the California Association of Counseling and Development. I have 20 years experience in clinical training. Training in communication, listening, individual and group processes, and organizational psychology. My passion is helping others to find and claim their most fulfilling personal and professional lives. I have been influenced by eastern philosophy including mindfulness meditation, yoga, philanthropy, and nature-based psychology."
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"Are you ready for a change? I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with offices in Palos Verdes and Beverly Hills. I believe in everyone's ability to live a better life through healing and change in a sportive, caring environment designed to attend personal needs. I provide individual and family therapy to address the many struggles and life issues we all face. My practice includes psychological testing (IQ, SSI, PTSD, Personality, Education, Development, Autism/ADHD diagnosis). I strive to meet every client where they are and tailor specific treatment to facilitate growth and happiness through positive change."
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"Are you ready for a change? I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with offices in Palos Verdes and Beverly Hills. I believe in everyone's ability to live a better life through healing and change in a sportive, caring environment designed to attend personal needs. I provide individual and family therapy to address the many struggles and life issues we all face. My practice includes psychological testing (IQ, SSI, PTSD, Personality, Education, Development, Autism/ADHD diagnosis). I strive to meet every client where they are and tailor specific treatment to facilitate growth and happiness through positive change."
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Santa Monica, California 90405
"As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained in providing individual, group, and family therapy to children, teenagers, and adults. Placing an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, I work closely to join with individuals and families to explore and resolve underlying thoughts and feelings that may be negatively impacting their lives. I emphasize the importance of making meaning from our experiences in order to understand pain and fear. By exploring your thoughts, feelings, and experiences within this context, we are often able to resolve guilt, heal pain, absolve disappointment, and shut down fear."
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(475) 256-5321
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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"As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained in providing individual, group, and family therapy to children, teenagers, and adults. Placing an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, I work closely to join with individuals and families to explore and resolve underlying thoughts and feelings that may be negatively impacting their lives. I emphasize the importance of making meaning from our experiences in order to understand pain and fear. By exploring your thoughts, feelings, and experiences within this context, we are often able to resolve guilt, heal pain, absolve disappointment, and shut down fear."
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"Creating a successful family is the greatest challenge any of us face. So often when our kids enter the teenage years, the dynamics suddenly change. The son or daughter who used to be a part of the family can seem like a different person. The old activities, conversations and rules are different and then journey of raising a teenage begins. As a therapist, high school teacher, and group leader, I have watched adolescents, their parents, and couples go through times of great struggle and come out the other side with a clearer sense of who they are in the world ."
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(323) 378-3521
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"Creating a successful family is the greatest challenge any of us face. So often when our kids enter the teenage years, the dynamics suddenly change. The son or daughter who used to be a part of the family can seem like a different person. The old activities, conversations and rules are different and then journey of raising a teenage begins. As a therapist, high school teacher, and group leader, I have watched adolescents, their parents, and couples go through times of great struggle and come out the other side with a clearer sense of who they are in the world ."
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Santa Monica, California 90405
"Are you dealing with anxiety-based fears such as self doubt (I will never find satisfying employment) or excessive worrying (I won't have enough money, I am not where I should be in my career, no one will want to be with me)? Or perhaps you feel self conscious (I am afraid to go to social events, I have nothing to contribute). These feelings are often triggered daily, by negative thoughts, a smell from childhood, an upcoming holiday or an impeding airplane trip. Where did these thoughts and feelings come from and how are they holding you back?"
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(424) 570-3114
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"Are you dealing with anxiety-based fears such as self doubt (I will never find satisfying employment) or excessive worrying (I won't have enough money, I am not where I should be in my career, no one will want to be with me)? Or perhaps you feel self conscious (I am afraid to go to social events, I have nothing to contribute). These feelings are often triggered daily, by negative thoughts, a smell from childhood, an upcoming holiday or an impeding airplane trip. Where did these thoughts and feelings come from and how are they holding you back?"
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"I specialize in all kinds of anxiety management, and teaching teens and adults how to regulate their nervous systems to feel more centered and more in control of their emotions. I work with perfectionism, self-criticism and social anxiety, and help people find ways to slow down and nurture their creativity and sense of peace in an increasingly demanding world. "
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(424) 324-5110
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"I specialize in all kinds of anxiety management, and teaching teens and adults how to regulate their nervous systems to feel more centered and more in control of their emotions. I work with perfectionism, self-criticism and social anxiety, and help people find ways to slow down and nurture their creativity and sense of peace in an increasingly demanding world. "
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
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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."
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(310) 736-1772
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Oppositional Defiance
"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."
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Santa Monica, California 90401
"A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation."
Oppositional Defiance
(562) 268-1408
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"A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation."
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Santa Monica, California 90404
"In my years of practice I have felt that something was needed that could not be touched despite excellent talk therapy: the answer is combine it with Neurofeedback. It is a brain exercise system that helps you change by creating a more functional and stable brain state, reducing anxiety and depression, PTSD, migraines, artistic blocks, and ADHD. It enhances focus, clarity, memory, and improves relationships. I work with the entertainment industry, schools, trauma survivors, and I teach psychology and creative process at Antioch University. My doctorate is from USC and I am a Marriage Family Therapist practicing in Santa Monica."
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(424) 324-5293
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"In my years of practice I have felt that something was needed that could not be touched despite excellent talk therapy: the answer is combine it with Neurofeedback. It is a brain exercise system that helps you change by creating a more functional and stable brain state, reducing anxiety and depression, PTSD, migraines, artistic blocks, and ADHD. It enhances focus, clarity, memory, and improves relationships. I work with the entertainment industry, schools, trauma survivors, and I teach psychology and creative process at Antioch University. My doctorate is from USC and I am a Marriage Family Therapist practicing in Santa Monica."
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"As a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, I treat people regularly who are challenged by food related issues. I have developed a dynamic, interactive treatment modality participating in a collaborative team approach. I work together with my patients to gain competence and power and mastery in their individual and family relationships."
Oppositional Defiance
(424) 404-8905
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"As a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, I treat people regularly who are challenged by food related issues. I have developed a dynamic, interactive treatment modality participating in a collaborative team approach. I work together with my patients to gain competence and power and mastery in their individual and family relationships."
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Santa Monica, California 90404
"I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children in Los Angeles, California. I am a former Marine Vietnam Combat Veteran and have studied psychology for over 50 years. An esteemed supervisor and psychotherapist, I have lectured and conducted workshops throughout Southern California for the past thirty years. I have conducted research at U.C.L.A. in addition to my clinical work."
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(424) 236-6209
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Santa Monica, California 90404
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"I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children in Los Angeles, California. I am a former Marine Vietnam Combat Veteran and have studied psychology for over 50 years. An esteemed supervisor and psychotherapist, I have lectured and conducted workshops throughout Southern California for the past thirty years. I have conducted research at U.C.L.A. in addition to my clinical work."
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Santa Monica, California 90405
"Embrace life. Laugh again. Restore joy. Often we struggle in silence believing change is not possible. Those around you tell to get over it, move on or even stop talking about it. However, talking to the right person can be transformational. Through therapy, you will be able to regain those parts of your self that have been lost or neglected, creating change that will make a difference in your life."
Oppositional Defiance
(310) 954-9227
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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Oppositional Defiance
"Embrace life. Laugh again. Restore joy. Often we struggle in silence believing change is not possible. Those around you tell to get over it, move on or even stop talking about it. However, talking to the right person can be transformational. Through therapy, you will be able to regain those parts of your self that have been lost or neglected, creating change that will make a difference in your life."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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"In addiction? Anxious or depressed? Self medicating? You will have to create a new patterns of behavior and thought to deal with the old destructive behaviors and thoughts. I believe in this work. It works. I can help you thrive in substance and emotional sobriety. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with emotional disregulation and/or dealing with addiction--be that drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, smart phones, intensity, pills, marijuana, etc. With over a decade of experience in helping people, you will learn skills to deal with your challenges as well as address the roots of your suffering."
Oppositional Defiance
(510) 491-9284
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"In addiction? Anxious or depressed? Self medicating? You will have to create a new patterns of behavior and thought to deal with the old destructive behaviors and thoughts. I believe in this work. It works. I can help you thrive in substance and emotional sobriety. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with emotional disregulation and/or dealing with addiction--be that drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, smart phones, intensity, pills, marijuana, etc. With over a decade of experience in helping people, you will learn skills to deal with your challenges as well as address the roots of your suffering."
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"I work with adults, children, teens, and families to address relational conflicts, behavioral and academic problems, and general family dysfunction. I also support parents, and work with them to better understand the underlying causes of their children's acting-out, self-harming, and/or self-isolating behaviors. "
Oppositional Defiance
(213) 984-4684
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"I work with adults, children, teens, and families to address relational conflicts, behavioral and academic problems, and general family dysfunction. I also support parents, and work with them to better understand the underlying causes of their children's acting-out, self-harming, and/or self-isolating behaviors. "
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA, Individ, Couples, Enterta
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"Do you want solutions, and short term therapy? Then I am the right fit. I will guide you making life changes. We can target difficulties with career (I am an entertainment industry expert), relationships, sex, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, ADHD, Autism. Through convenient Skype or phone sessions, I create a comfortable environment, so you can be yourself, get insight, and gain tools to better your life. As an empathic person & mother, I will bring my authentic self & compassion for people to sessions."
Oppositional Defiance
(424) 270-1773
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Oppositional Defiance
"Do you want solutions, and short term therapy? Then I am the right fit. I will guide you making life changes. We can target difficulties with career (I am an entertainment industry expert), relationships, sex, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, ADHD, Autism. Through convenient Skype or phone sessions, I create a comfortable environment, so you can be yourself, get insight, and gain tools to better your life. As an empathic person & mother, I will bring my authentic self & compassion for people to sessions."
Psychologist, Ph.D., NCSP
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"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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(323) 395-0246
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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"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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"A native to Los Angeles I get it; the constant hustle, traffic, the grind of working to pay for life not psychotherapy. I know you’ve got valid reasons for why this isn’t the best time for therapy, but I’m calling your bluff. You’re not too busy, too old, too Black, or too broken. This is “right time” because there will never be a right time to get well. This is your moment. I’m going to say you’ve slowed down just enough to feel; running errands with tears streaming down your face. Hating your spouse, your kids, but hating yourself more because you’re still hurting, still invisible, still in your trauma."
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(424) 387-3415
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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Oppositional Defiance
"A native to Los Angeles I get it; the constant hustle, traffic, the grind of working to pay for life not psychotherapy. I know you’ve got valid reasons for why this isn’t the best time for therapy, but I’m calling your bluff. You’re not too busy, too old, too Black, or too broken. This is “right time” because there will never be a right time to get well. This is your moment. I’m going to say you’ve slowed down just enough to feel; running errands with tears streaming down your face. Hating your spouse, your kids, but hating yourself more because you’re still hurting, still invisible, still in your trauma."
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"If you are stuck and not able to move forward, if you feel depressed or anxious, if you feel unheard and don't now where to turn, I can help you find comfort and healing. I provide a non -judgmental environment in which you can feel safe. I work with people in a collaborative and approachable manner and help people feel comfortable enough to break down defenses. We will identify patterns of behavior that don't work for you anymore and find new ones that do work. We will walk in your journey together."
Oppositional Defiance
(424) 404-6342
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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"If you are stuck and not able to move forward, if you feel depressed or anxious, if you feel unheard and don't now where to turn, I can help you find comfort and healing. I provide a non -judgmental environment in which you can feel safe. I work with people in a collaborative and approachable manner and help people feel comfortable enough to break down defenses. We will identify patterns of behavior that don't work for you anymore and find new ones that do work. We will walk in your journey together."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ASW, PPSC
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"Often times we are motivated to start therapy when we encounter a variety of perceived "negative" symptoms (sadness, loneliness, worry, fear, etc). But, what if these symptoms are simply signs that we are experiencing an imbalance in our lives? Therapy is a genuine, honest conversation about the human experience where I can help you find your balance and power. It is a safe space where you can just be you, without judgement and without worrying about the person on the receiving end."
Oppositional Defiance
(424) 532-8035
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"Often times we are motivated to start therapy when we encounter a variety of perceived "negative" symptoms (sadness, loneliness, worry, fear, etc). But, what if these symptoms are simply signs that we are experiencing an imbalance in our lives? Therapy is a genuine, honest conversation about the human experience where I can help you find your balance and power. It is a safe space where you can just be you, without judgement and without worrying about the person on the receiving end."

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Oppositional Defiance Therapists
All children are oppositional from time to time. But their behavior can become incessantly and openly uncooperative such that it stands out relative to other children. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (or sometimes referred to as "ODD") tends to be evidenced by frequent temper tantrums, excessive arguing with adults, the questioning of rules, active defiance and refusal to comply with adult requests. You may also see deliberate attempts to annoy or upset people, blaming of others, being touchy or easily annoyed by others, frequent anger and resentment, mean and hateful talking when upset, a spiteful attitude and revenge seeking.

These therapists can help with oppositional defiance in Santa Monica or provide counseling for parents handling an oppositional defiant kid in Santa Monica, oppositional defiant teen or oppositional defiant children in Santa Monica.

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.