Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 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."
Peer Relationships
(323) 747-1809
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Peer Relationships
"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."
Kathy Palma, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I will work with you to quickly identify what is holding you back, why you feel stuck and are having conflict in your relationships with others. (In addition to regular hours, I am also available on Sunday, or early morning or late evenings during the week.) "
Peer Relationships
(747) 207-3306
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Peer Relationships
"I will work with you to quickly identify what is holding you back, why you feel stuck and are having conflict in your relationships with others. (In addition to regular hours, I am also available on Sunday, or early morning or late evenings during the week.) "
Iris Nathaniel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I'm a holistic psychotherapist , with training in mind body modalities. I practice a unique blend of psychodynamic therapy combined with somatic modalities such as sensorymotor psychotherapy and EMDR. Sessions are individually crafted to fit each individual's needs at the moment of seeking help while relaying not only on cognitive restructuring and and uncovering unconscious emotions but also draws from the natural intelligence of the body and the most recent neuroscience, in order to heal past traumas , undo maladaptive patterns and create an empowered and fulfilling life. I am engaged and active during sessions and a partner on your road towards health and vitality."
Peer Relationships
(424) 346-6216
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Peer Relationships
"I'm a holistic psychotherapist , with training in mind body modalities. I practice a unique blend of psychodynamic therapy combined with somatic modalities such as sensorymotor psychotherapy and EMDR. Sessions are individually crafted to fit each individual's needs at the moment of seeking help while relaying not only on cognitive restructuring and and uncovering unconscious emotions but also draws from the natural intelligence of the body and the most recent neuroscience, in order to heal past traumas , undo maladaptive patterns and create an empowered and fulfilling life. I am engaged and active during sessions and a partner on your road towards health and vitality."
Carole Lieber Wilkins, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Infertility is a major life crisis that affects every aspect of our lives. If you are trying to become a parent, you are undoubtedly feeling sad, frustrated, isolated and angry. You may be facing a decision to move on from genetic parenting, and moving into adoption or gamete donation or surrogacy. I have particular expertise helping clients make alternative family building decisions with which they will be comfortable. This includes teaching parents and prospective parents how to talk with children about their unique conceptions through ovum donation, sperm donation, adoption and surrogacy."
Peer Relationships
(310) 400-6815
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Peer Relationships
"Infertility is a major life crisis that affects every aspect of our lives. If you are trying to become a parent, you are undoubtedly feeling sad, frustrated, isolated and angry. You may be facing a decision to move on from genetic parenting, and moving into adoption or gamete donation or surrogacy. I have particular expertise helping clients make alternative family building decisions with which they will be comfortable. This includes teaching parents and prospective parents how to talk with children about their unique conceptions through ovum donation, sperm donation, adoption and surrogacy."
Jillian Ziesmer, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I am here to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself, cultivate personal growth, and improve your relationships. In a collaborative relationship with the client, I explore family dynamics, relationship patterns, and underlying feelings and unconscious drives that impede a sense of well being. Some of the issues I treat include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, recovery, trauma (emotional, physical, sexual), suicidal ideation, grief/loss, cancer survivors, LGBTQ, and pre-marital counseling/relationship/marital issues. I help clients explore their feelings, past experiences, present situations, and hopes for the future. "
Peer Relationships
(323) 736-3464
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Peer Relationships
"I am here to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself, cultivate personal growth, and improve your relationships. In a collaborative relationship with the client, I explore family dynamics, relationship patterns, and underlying feelings and unconscious drives that impede a sense of well being. Some of the issues I treat include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, recovery, trauma (emotional, physical, sexual), suicidal ideation, grief/loss, cancer survivors, LGBTQ, and pre-marital counseling/relationship/marital issues. I help clients explore their feelings, past experiences, present situations, and hopes for the future. "
Susan C. Shell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"My education, training, and experience --both in life and as a therapist -- have given me the tools to successfully assist clients with their problems and personal growth. I deal with a wide range of issues, working with individual adolescents and adults,couples,families. I believe the primary goal of most clients is to develop a strong sense of self in order to better handle life's struggles -- I help clients to strengthen their selves by understanding their issues more fully, changing their problematical behaviors, learning coping tools, and setting limits to protect themselves, thereby living more satisfying and productive lives."
Peer Relationships
(310) 395-6639
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Peer Relationships
"My education, training, and experience --both in life and as a therapist -- have given me the tools to successfully assist clients with their problems and personal growth. I deal with a wide range of issues, working with individual adolescents and adults,couples,families. I believe the primary goal of most clients is to develop a strong sense of self in order to better handle life's struggles -- I help clients to strengthen their selves by understanding their issues more fully, changing their problematical behaviors, learning coping tools, and setting limits to protect themselves, thereby living more satisfying and productive lives."
Lisa E Frankel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"As a therapist for 30 plus years I have experience working with individuals and couples with varied backgrounds, cultures and ages. Many years working with people in Recovery (12 step and alternatives friendly) . Hsp's (highly sensitive) , women and men in transition.. challenged by depression, anxiety and panic, people in creative fields corporate professionals, LGBT. My experience as a cancer survivor, adoptive parent, artist/writer, and meditator enhance my work. I work with mindfulness. stress management and CBT . Very experienced with loss, grief and pet bereavement. I have advanced training in Trauma Resiliency Model "
Peer Relationships
(310) 398-9385
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Peer Relationships
"As a therapist for 30 plus years I have experience working with individuals and couples with varied backgrounds, cultures and ages. Many years working with people in Recovery (12 step and alternatives friendly) . Hsp's (highly sensitive) , women and men in transition.. challenged by depression, anxiety and panic, people in creative fields corporate professionals, LGBT. My experience as a cancer survivor, adoptive parent, artist/writer, and meditator enhance my work. I work with mindfulness. stress management and CBT . Very experienced with loss, grief and pet bereavement. I have advanced training in Trauma Resiliency Model "
Marilyn Rosen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"My goal is to listen well and provide the treatment that best meets your specific needs, to help you to identify your strengths and manage your vulnerabilities. In my work with families I encourage each person to express his/her individuality, and to cope with differences -striving for mutuality, fairness and harmony. My chief concern is with maximizing your capacities and potential, and helping you improve your relationship to yourself and to others. Together we may engage with imagery, sensory experiencing, movement, art, poetry and music to deepen self awareness and understanding (and relief from discomfort)"
Peer Relationships
(310) 331-8391
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Peer Relationships
"My goal is to listen well and provide the treatment that best meets your specific needs, to help you to identify your strengths and manage your vulnerabilities. In my work with families I encourage each person to express his/her individuality, and to cope with differences -striving for mutuality, fairness and harmony. My chief concern is with maximizing your capacities and potential, and helping you improve your relationship to yourself and to others. Together we may engage with imagery, sensory experiencing, movement, art, poetry and music to deepen self awareness and understanding (and relief from discomfort)"
Ronna Hoffman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I work in many ways depending on the unique situation of my clients. I find that working on both a conscious and subconscious level to be extremely precise and powerful in getting to the root of a problem, changing patterns and programming, letting go, facilitating a natural healing process, and replacing unhealthy with healthy ways of fulfilling certain needs, and achieving certain goals."
Peer Relationships
(424) 224-9982
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
Peer Relationships
"I work in many ways depending on the unique situation of my clients. I find that working on both a conscious and subconscious level to be extremely precise and powerful in getting to the root of a problem, changing patterns and programming, letting go, facilitating a natural healing process, and replacing unhealthy with healthy ways of fulfilling certain needs, and achieving certain goals."
Jason Robert Murphy- Pedulla, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, ICAP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"“I have a deep belief in treating the whole human being and not just the symptom whether it be physical, psychological or spiritual. Both my skill as a therapist and my knowledge of East/ West Psychology aids me in providing essential knowledge and techniques for clients to affect change. I have been in the fields of therapy and mindfulness meditation for the last 20 years and in that time I have focused on integrating what works for those clients I have served. My work is informed by over two decades of exploration into the heart and mind. From the monasteries of Asia to the lecture halls of cutting edge American Universities. "
Peer Relationships
(831) 777-6253
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Peer Relationships
"“I have a deep belief in treating the whole human being and not just the symptom whether it be physical, psychological or spiritual. Both my skill as a therapist and my knowledge of East/ West Psychology aids me in providing essential knowledge and techniques for clients to affect change. I have been in the fields of therapy and mindfulness meditation for the last 20 years and in that time I have focused on integrating what works for those clients I have served. My work is informed by over two decades of exploration into the heart and mind. From the monasteries of Asia to the lecture halls of cutting edge American Universities. "
Kimberly Low, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 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
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Peer Relationships
"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."
Sara D Klausner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"We all need support and connection. Perhaps you are struggling with a life transition, relationship issues, or would simply like to feel even better than you do now. In a compassionate environment, I can help you explore current and past challenges interfering with your goals and relationships. My integrative approach allows me to provide practical strategies to enhance coping with the stress of everyday life, as well as empower you to explore unresolved problems that might be getting you stuck."
Peer Relationships
(747) 233-4733
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Peer Relationships
"We all need support and connection. Perhaps you are struggling with a life transition, relationship issues, or would simply like to feel even better than you do now. In a compassionate environment, I can help you explore current and past challenges interfering with your goals and relationships. My integrative approach allows me to provide practical strategies to enhance coping with the stress of everyday life, as well as empower you to explore unresolved problems that might be getting you stuck."
Tanya Hope Peters, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I appreciate your interest in psychotherapy and commend your effort in finding a therapist. It is an important step to take towards feeling better. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, depression, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, loss, and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients, and am supportive and dedicated to their increased well being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, open and honest, supportive, and curious."
Peer Relationships
(310) 461-4425
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Peer Relationships
"I appreciate your interest in psychotherapy and commend your effort in finding a therapist. It is an important step to take towards feeling better. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, depression, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, loss, and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients, and am supportive and dedicated to their increased well being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, open and honest, supportive, and curious."
Psychological Assessment Services, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"With 20 years of experience in providing comprehensive psychological assessments of children and adults, Psychological Assessment Services specializes in assessing cognitive functioning and identifying Dyslexia, learning disabilities as well as attention and concentration difficulties (ADHD) that may result in behavioral or social issues. We also perform pre-adoption evaluations, competency evaluations and pre-surgical evaluations. Psychodiagnostic testing can distinguish the psychological contributions to behavior that may confound accurate diagnosis and treatment. I can provide expert court testimony and workers comp evaluations."
Peer Relationships
(310) 734-0306
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Peer Relationships
"With 20 years of experience in providing comprehensive psychological assessments of children and adults, Psychological Assessment Services specializes in assessing cognitive functioning and identifying Dyslexia, learning disabilities as well as attention and concentration difficulties (ADHD) that may result in behavioral or social issues. We also perform pre-adoption evaluations, competency evaluations and pre-surgical evaluations. Psychodiagnostic testing can distinguish the psychological contributions to behavior that may confound accurate diagnosis and treatment. I can provide expert court testimony and workers comp evaluations."
Zoe Cohen, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"With caring, compassion, and good humor, I can help you increase clarity into your personal values and goals, identify and change patterns that are holding you back, and make meaning from your experiences. I collaborate with you to ensure that we are effectively making strides to restoring sense of balance. I provide Individual Therapy for Adolescents and Adults to treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Life and Career Transition, Addiction, and Emotion Dysregulation. I have advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and have practiced in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient clinic settings."
Peer Relationships
(424) 532-1930
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Peer Relationships
"With caring, compassion, and good humor, I can help you increase clarity into your personal values and goals, identify and change patterns that are holding you back, and make meaning from your experiences. I collaborate with you to ensure that we are effectively making strides to restoring sense of balance. I provide Individual Therapy for Adolescents and Adults to treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Life and Career Transition, Addiction, and Emotion Dysregulation. I have advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and have practiced in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient clinic settings."
Ivy Love Margulies, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families."
Peer Relationships
(424) 320-3249
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Peer Relationships
"I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families."
Mari Rae Conti, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"I have over 15 years of experience specializing in child and adolescent behavioral issues such as divorce, grief and loss, depression, low self esteem and oppositional behaviors. I assist children and/or families with the tools needed to achieve positive outcomes. I use a strength based approach to therapy combined with compassion and insight. I also enjoy working with adults on life transitions such as career transition, divorce and relationship issues, new locations adjustments, etc."
Peer Relationships
(310) 879-5423
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Peer Relationships
"I have over 15 years of experience specializing in child and adolescent behavioral issues such as divorce, grief and loss, depression, low self esteem and oppositional behaviors. I assist children and/or families with the tools needed to achieve positive outcomes. I use a strength based approach to therapy combined with compassion and insight. I also enjoy working with adults on life transitions such as career transition, divorce and relationship issues, new locations adjustments, etc."
Carla Litto, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"I help people build healthy relationships, work through painful break-ups, improve their social interactions and reduce their anxiety. If you are looking for clarity on your situation, struggling in a difficult relationship, worrying a great deal about upsetting others, feeling confused or overwhelmed, I can help. In particular, if you or your partner / family member identifies with traits of Borderline Personality or Narcissistic Personality, I can help you cope, whether it's you or your loved one suffering from these symptoms. "
Peer Relationships
(424) 329-5553
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Peer Relationships
"I help people build healthy relationships, work through painful break-ups, improve their social interactions and reduce their anxiety. If you are looking for clarity on your situation, struggling in a difficult relationship, worrying a great deal about upsetting others, feeling confused or overwhelmed, I can help. In particular, if you or your partner / family member identifies with traits of Borderline Personality or Narcissistic Personality, I can help you cope, whether it's you or your loved one suffering from these symptoms. "
Evo Health and Wellness, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Located in Venice, Evo is an outpatient addiction treatment program that focuses on the root causes of addiction-rather than just the substance use. Most treatment programs offer a one-size-fits-all approach to recovery, with abstinence as the sole goal of treatment. While this works for some people, it does not work for everyone. Instead, Evo is an alternative to traditional addiction treatment programs.Our goal is your lasting health and wellness, working with your needs as a whole, complex person. You work with professionals to determine outcomes that work for you, based on what's best for your life."
Peer Relationships
(310) 455-8799
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Peer Relationships
"Located in Venice, Evo is an outpatient addiction treatment program that focuses on the root causes of addiction-rather than just the substance use. Most treatment programs offer a one-size-fits-all approach to recovery, with abstinence as the sole goal of treatment. While this works for some people, it does not work for everyone. Instead, Evo is an alternative to traditional addiction treatment programs.Our goal is your lasting health and wellness, working with your needs as a whole, complex person. You work with professionals to determine outcomes that work for you, based on what's best for your life."
John Muntner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Life is too complicated not to need some help and support from time to time. I believe it takes a certain amount of bravery to recognize when we need help, and even more to seek it out. In order to provide the best possible support specific to you and your situation, I am most interested in getting to know you, your goals, and your expectations for therapy. I have a relaxed approach and have created a warm environment in which you can feel comfortable right away."
Peer Relationships
(323) 825-0478
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Peer Relationships
"Life is too complicated not to need some help and support from time to time. I believe it takes a certain amount of bravery to recognize when we need help, and even more to seek it out. In order to provide the best possible support specific to you and your situation, I am most interested in getting to know you, your goals, and your expectations for therapy. I have a relaxed approach and have created a warm environment in which you can feel comfortable right away."

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Peer Relationships in Santa Monica

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 Santa Monica

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 Santa Monica

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 Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica peer relationship Therapist these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counseling in Santa Monica and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Therapists, peer relationship psychologists in Santa Monica and peer relationship counselors.

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.

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.