Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
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(323) 747-1809
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
You may be feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or confused. You may be experiencing a difficult life transition or feel that something is missing in your life. It is important to find a therapist with whom you have a good fit, a feeling that your therapist "gets" you in order to develop the trust necessary in a therapeutic relationship. I have over 35 years of experience helping people in a safe, non-judgmental environment. It is through feeling understood that we come to understand ourselves better.
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(310) 856-9428
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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You may be feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or confused. You may be experiencing a difficult life transition or feel that something is missing in your life. It is important to find a therapist with whom you have a good fit, a feeling that your therapist "gets" you in order to develop the trust necessary in a therapeutic relationship. I have over 35 years of experience helping people in a safe, non-judgmental environment. It is through feeling understood that we come to understand ourselves better.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I love "pushy parents," who feel as though they live in IEP meetings, and on the phone with healthcare providers. I love parents who push for their children, because who else will? Similarly, I love working with young people who have "behavioral problems," "worry too much," have "big emotions," or struggle socially. My clients are typically too smart, too creative and under-appreciated. Parents who come to my office often wonder: a) "will this help?" b) "will you understand my child?" and "c) if you understand my kid, will you then judge me?" My answers are a) "yes. It can even be fun" b) "that's my main goal" c) "not a chance."
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(626) 658-3901
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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I love "pushy parents," who feel as though they live in IEP meetings, and on the phone with healthcare providers. I love parents who push for their children, because who else will? Similarly, I love working with young people who have "behavioral problems," "worry too much," have "big emotions," or struggle socially. My clients are typically too smart, too creative and under-appreciated. Parents who come to my office often wonder: a) "will this help?" b) "will you understand my child?" and "c) if you understand my kid, will you then judge me?" My answers are a) "yes. It can even be fun" b) "that's my main goal" c) "not a chance."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
Peer Relationships
(310) 340-2835
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA, Individ, Couples, Enterta Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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.
Peer Relationships
(424) 270-1773
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am passionate about helping others connect with the most authentic version of themselves. Growing up in LA, I understand what it's like to feel pressure to succeed in every aspect of your life. Because of my experiences, I care deeply about helping my clients slow down and find meaning in both their personal and professional lives. Whether you may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues - or something else entirely, I will help you understand and improve the symptoms you may be experiencing.
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(310) 340-2262
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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I am passionate about helping others connect with the most authentic version of themselves. Growing up in LA, I understand what it's like to feel pressure to succeed in every aspect of your life. Because of my experiences, I care deeply about helping my clients slow down and find meaning in both their personal and professional lives. Whether you may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues - or something else entirely, I will help you understand and improve the symptoms you may be experiencing.
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Psychologist, PsyD, PACT, CST, CSAT-S, EMDR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow. Deciding to make changes in one's life takes courage, and you have taken the first step! My goal is to empower you to find relief from distress and to help you grow in concert with your goals. I specialize in treating a variety of concerns, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction (substance and behavioral), eating disorders, body image issues, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety, as well as difficulties with anger management, relationships, interpersonal communication, recovery and relapse prevention.
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(424) 295-7390
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow. Deciding to make changes in one's life takes courage, and you have taken the first step! My goal is to empower you to find relief from distress and to help you grow in concert with your goals. I specialize in treating a variety of concerns, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction (substance and behavioral), eating disorders, body image issues, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety, as well as difficulties with anger management, relationships, interpersonal communication, recovery and relapse prevention.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Grief comes out of nowhere and slams you - hard. Whether you've recently lost a family member, career, your health, or someone or something else that you hold dear, the loss can knock you off-center. You used to manage your life pretty well, but now you can barely keep things together. You're distracted and irritable. You want to get back to normal, but you don't know how to get through the intense feelings that threaten to overwhelm you. And if your child or teen has also been affected by this loss, it's even more difficult to envision what "normal" might look like for your family, or how to get there.
Peer Relationships
(562) 354-8637
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Grief comes out of nowhere and slams you - hard. Whether you've recently lost a family member, career, your health, or someone or something else that you hold dear, the loss can knock you off-center. You used to manage your life pretty well, but now you can barely keep things together. You're distracted and irritable. You want to get back to normal, but you don't know how to get through the intense feelings that threaten to overwhelm you. And if your child or teen has also been affected by this loss, it's even more difficult to envision what "normal" might look like for your family, or how to get there.
Photo of Ellen Winkler, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
FOR DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, RELATIONSHIPS, ADDICTION, TRAUMA: I blend psychology and spirituality to treat uncomfortable emotions, feelings of isolation, the monkey mind of the ego, as well as heavy, stuck energy that needs releasing. Psychodynamic therapy and guided meditation can help shift the way you think and feel. As Einstein put it: "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." Using an integrative approach we will explore ways to shift your thoughts and your emotions so that you can feel better and find new perspectives on your problems.
Peer Relationships
(424) 277-3736
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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FOR DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, RELATIONSHIPS, ADDICTION, TRAUMA: I blend psychology and spirituality to treat uncomfortable emotions, feelings of isolation, the monkey mind of the ego, as well as heavy, stuck energy that needs releasing. Psychodynamic therapy and guided meditation can help shift the way you think and feel. As Einstein put it: "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." Using an integrative approach we will explore ways to shift your thoughts and your emotions so that you can feel better and find new perspectives on your problems.
Photo of Samantha Brooke Levy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Personal and professional experience has led me to believe that there is nothing more healing for one's soul than intimate connection with others. If I can provide you with a safe space to openly and honestly share your story, then our work has more than just begun. I look to offer a sense of transparency, an authenticity in nature that invites you to feel comfort in my presence. There is great challenge and risk in this process, as well as great opportunity for growth and change-it would be a privilege to be a part of your journey.
Peer Relationships
(516) 265-7694
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Personal and professional experience has led me to believe that there is nothing more healing for one's soul than intimate connection with others. If I can provide you with a safe space to openly and honestly share your story, then our work has more than just begun. I look to offer a sense of transparency, an authenticity in nature that invites you to feel comfort in my presence. There is great challenge and risk in this process, as well as great opportunity for growth and change-it would be a privilege to be a part of your journey.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I treat children, adolescents and their families in my practice. Examples of issues I address include depression, anxiety, learning and behavioral challenges, bullying and conflict with peers, divorce, step-families, death of a parent or sibling, sexual, emotional or physical abuse, school refusal, school phobia, self-harming behaviors, and identity issues.
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(424) 304-0124
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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I treat children, adolescents and their families in my practice. Examples of issues I address include depression, anxiety, learning and behavioral challenges, bullying and conflict with peers, divorce, step-families, death of a parent or sibling, sexual, emotional or physical abuse, school refusal, school phobia, self-harming behaviors, and identity issues.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
The process of therapy is one of self exploration and self discovery. Many of my clients seek therapy during life transitions or when experiencing relationship challenges. Some suffer from lack of self confidence, or are plagued by anxiety without an understanding of its cause. Through our work together I help people gain insight and understanding about the problems they’re encountering and become aware of unhelpful patterns they may be repeating. As a result of gaining new perspectives and understanding their emotional landscape on a deeper level, my clients often experience life in a more rich and meaningful way.
Peer Relationships
(424) 526-4288
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Peer Relationships
The process of therapy is one of self exploration and self discovery. Many of my clients seek therapy during life transitions or when experiencing relationship challenges. Some suffer from lack of self confidence, or are plagued by anxiety without an understanding of its cause. Through our work together I help people gain insight and understanding about the problems they’re encountering and become aware of unhelpful patterns they may be repeating. As a result of gaining new perspectives and understanding their emotional landscape on a deeper level, my clients often experience life in a more rich and meaningful way.
Photo of Marie Espy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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.
Peer Relationships
(310) 736-4594
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Peer Relationships
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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Starting therapy can be an exciting and daunting process. Working with a therapist allows you to have an unbiased third party listen to your story, validate your emotions and help foster and provide insight and support. Therapy can help you learn new strategies and techniques to help you better tolerate distress and view thoughts, feelings and situations differently. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where we can work together to identify and process issues you have been facing.
Peer Relationships
(424) 543-7247
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Peer Relationships
Starting therapy can be an exciting and daunting process. Working with a therapist allows you to have an unbiased third party listen to your story, validate your emotions and help foster and provide insight and support. Therapy can help you learn new strategies and techniques to help you better tolerate distress and view thoughts, feelings and situations differently. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where we can work together to identify and process issues you have been facing.
Photo of Kimberly Low, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you overwhelmed by a crisis that appears unsolvable? Do you fear your life is spinning out of control? Life is challenging and we can feel overwhelmed. With support and guidance, a solution is possible. I am passionate about helping Individuals and families create change in their lives by feeling safe enough to face their fears by building strength and confidence in the therapy space where ultimately they gain the tools to solve their own problems.
Peer Relationships
(415) 727-7993
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Are you overwhelmed by a crisis that appears unsolvable? Do you fear your life is spinning out of control? Life is challenging and we can feel overwhelmed. With support and guidance, a solution is possible. I am passionate about helping Individuals and families create change in their lives by feeling safe enough to face their fears by building strength and confidence in the therapy space where ultimately they gain the tools to solve their own problems.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am an experienced therapist, dedicated to helping people meet their challenges in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I provide feedback that allows people to gain perspective and insight into their difficulties so that they can develop the ability to meet their personal goals. I empower clients by helping them to realize their strengths so that they can proceed in a realistic and self-influenced way. When I assist people with recognizing, understanding and shifting patterns of behavior that are counterproductive for them, they begin to lead more satisfying and happy lives.
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(310) 912-7916
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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I am an experienced therapist, dedicated to helping people meet their challenges in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I provide feedback that allows people to gain perspective and insight into their difficulties so that they can develop the ability to meet their personal goals. I empower clients by helping them to realize their strengths so that they can proceed in a realistic and self-influenced way. When I assist people with recognizing, understanding and shifting patterns of behavior that are counterproductive for them, they begin to lead more satisfying and happy lives.
Photo of Renee Sher-McMeans, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My practice is devoted to working with adults who wish to explore ways to improve their relationships, increase self-understanding, self-compassion, curiosity and self-awareness. By looking at the cultural, familial and internal influences that may prevent us from making congruent choices for ourselves, together we can explore potential barriers and reveal what you truly want for yourself. Whether you are wanting to live with less stress, have experienced a recent life transition or want to improve your relationship with yourself and others, I am here to help
Peer Relationships
(310) 774-2356
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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My practice is devoted to working with adults who wish to explore ways to improve their relationships, increase self-understanding, self-compassion, curiosity and self-awareness. By looking at the cultural, familial and internal influences that may prevent us from making congruent choices for ourselves, together we can explore potential barriers and reveal what you truly want for yourself. Whether you are wanting to live with less stress, have experienced a recent life transition or want to improve your relationship with yourself and others, I am here to help
Photo of Julisa Morales, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Healing emotional wounds, whether due to low sense of self-worth, loss of a loved one, life transitions, or childhood trauma, can seem like a scary process. Often, depressed mood, anxious distress, irritability and grief can begin to manifest themselves physically in the form of muscle tension, headaches, nausea, and rapid heart beat. And, no matter how much one tries to "get over it" and think positive, those negative and worrying thoughts continue to creep in, impairing sleep, one's social life and ability to complete day-to-day tasks.
Peer Relationships
(310) 409-4916
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Healing emotional wounds, whether due to low sense of self-worth, loss of a loved one, life transitions, or childhood trauma, can seem like a scary process. Often, depressed mood, anxious distress, irritability and grief can begin to manifest themselves physically in the form of muscle tension, headaches, nausea, and rapid heart beat. And, no matter how much one tries to "get over it" and think positive, those negative and worrying thoughts continue to creep in, impairing sleep, one's social life and ability to complete day-to-day tasks.
Photo of Sophie Levy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
For many people life can go through periods of intense difficulty, pain and suffering, and it can feel overwhelming. My practice focuses on understanding these feelings with the hope of decreasing the distress. I work collaboratively with my clients believing they contain all the wisdom they need to heal and that together we will help you access it. I work and am trained in several models; psychodynamic, internal family systems, attachment theory and emotionally focused therapy.
Peer Relationships
(424) 543-6816
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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For many people life can go through periods of intense difficulty, pain and suffering, and it can feel overwhelming. My practice focuses on understanding these feelings with the hope of decreasing the distress. I work collaboratively with my clients believing they contain all the wisdom they need to heal and that together we will help you access it. I work and am trained in several models; psychodynamic, internal family systems, attachment theory and emotionally focused therapy.
Photo of Thomas O'Malley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I specialize in EMDR, I offer state of the art, technology to aid in the delivery of EMDR Therapy. If you suffer for any form of trauma or have trouble falling or staying asleep, guilt, shame and regret, anxiety or depression. If you suffer from low self-esteem, relationship issues, or repeating old patterns, then EMDR could work for you. Clients that have been in therapy for years using other modalities are often surprised at how quickly they can drop their emotional baggage and create the life they want. I also offer CBT, Narrative, Mindfulness, and Anger Management Therapy.
Peer Relationships
(323) 784-6491
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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I specialize in EMDR, I offer state of the art, technology to aid in the delivery of EMDR Therapy. If you suffer for any form of trauma or have trouble falling or staying asleep, guilt, shame and regret, anxiety or depression. If you suffer from low self-esteem, relationship issues, or repeating old patterns, then EMDR could work for you. Clients that have been in therapy for years using other modalities are often surprised at how quickly they can drop their emotional baggage and create the life they want. I also offer CBT, Narrative, Mindfulness, and Anger Management Therapy.

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Peer Relationships in 90405

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in 90405

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in 90405

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in 90405 or for an 90405 peer relationship Therapist these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counseling in 90405 and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Therapists, peer relationship psychologists in 90405 and peer relationship counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in 90405 are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in 90405. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in 90405

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in 90405 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in 90405 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in 90405 or family therapy in 90405.