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.
Person-Centered
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Person-Centered
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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Crystal A Stokes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CPT, CCTS-I Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
If you're looking for support for PTSD, trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, body/health issues, or transitions you're in the right place. My clients are curious, growth-oriented people who seek deep healing and lasting change. They want a therapeutic experience that offers more than traditional talk therapy. I offer a straightforward, insight, and action-oriented approach with the intention of teaching you how to help yourself and ultimately sustain growth and progress.
Person-Centered
(805) 716-6117
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Person-Centered
If you're looking for support for PTSD, trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, body/health issues, or transitions you're in the right place. My clients are curious, growth-oriented people who seek deep healing and lasting change. They want a therapeutic experience that offers more than traditional talk therapy. I offer a straightforward, insight, and action-oriented approach with the intention of teaching you how to help yourself and ultimately sustain growth and progress.
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Kate Rosenberg
Counselor, MPS, LPCC, CCLS Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
In my practice I provide a comfortable and down to earth environment and demeanor that will allow you to grow insight, find more choices in your life, and build your self confidence. My practice is diverse; I see adults and children of all ages, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identifications. It is very important to me that you get the results that you are looking for in therapy and that your experience is a positive one. I am sensitive, caring and dedicated to our work together.
Person-Centered
(323) 825-6240
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Person-Centered
In my practice I provide a comfortable and down to earth environment and demeanor that will allow you to grow insight, find more choices in your life, and build your self confidence. My practice is diverse; I see adults and children of all ages, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identifications. It is very important to me that you get the results that you are looking for in therapy and that your experience is a positive one. I am sensitive, caring and dedicated to our work together.
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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.
Person-Centered
(714) 909-1596
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Person-Centered
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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Michelle Cohen
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families to gain the insight to help break through the barriers of sadness, frustration, anxiety and fear. My work involves helping clients discover personal insights about why they feel the way they do in their personal and relationship patterns. I approach each client's needs and issues with respect and empathy in an objective, non-judgmental manner. We all have patterns of thoughts and behaviors that have helped us survive emotionally. It is my goal to help clients understand themselves better and resolve their problems to find the peace and happiness in their lives that they deserve.
Person-Centered
(310) 507-7469
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Person-Centered
I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families to gain the insight to help break through the barriers of sadness, frustration, anxiety and fear. My work involves helping clients discover personal insights about why they feel the way they do in their personal and relationship patterns. I approach each client's needs and issues with respect and empathy in an objective, non-judgmental manner. We all have patterns of thoughts and behaviors that have helped us survive emotionally. It is my goal to help clients understand themselves better and resolve their problems to find the peace and happiness in their lives that they deserve.
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.
Person-Centered
(562) 352-2356
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Person-Centered
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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Claire Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
Person-Centered
(424) 581-0767
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Person-Centered
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
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DeMonta Whiting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #121375 Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Being assertive seems easy in theory. You tell someone what you're thinking, feeling, or wanting. You express yourself in a clear, firm, and respectful way. You set clear physical and emotional boundaries. Unfortunately, if you've experienced childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, or harsh punishment, being assertive can be really difficult. You may fear upsetting other people. You may fear coming across as 'aggressive.' You may have a hard time expressing your thoughts and feelings.
Person-Centered
(323) 709-7388
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Person-Centered
Being assertive seems easy in theory. You tell someone what you're thinking, feeling, or wanting. You express yourself in a clear, firm, and respectful way. You set clear physical and emotional boundaries. Unfortunately, if you've experienced childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, or harsh punishment, being assertive can be really difficult. You may fear upsetting other people. You may fear coming across as 'aggressive.' You may have a hard time expressing your thoughts and feelings.
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Tom Szabadi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, EMDR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in relationship/intimacy issues, infidelity/betrayal, trauma, sex therapy, sex/porn addictions, and alcohol/substance abuse disorders. I am a sex-positive therapist who works with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which can assist with resolving lingering effects of past traumatic memories. It can also lesson the hold of negativity and limiting beliefs and move you to a much healthier self-concept and higher self-esteem.
Person-Centered
(878) 728-9049
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Person-Centered
I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in relationship/intimacy issues, infidelity/betrayal, trauma, sex therapy, sex/porn addictions, and alcohol/substance abuse disorders. I am a sex-positive therapist who works with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which can assist with resolving lingering effects of past traumatic memories. It can also lesson the hold of negativity and limiting beliefs and move you to a much healthier self-concept and higher self-esteem.
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Bridget (Benninger) Kushwah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Finding fulfillment and meaning in life isn’t easy. Just when we think we have it together, new circumstances pull us apart. When we experience stress, anxiety and depression, it is important to find support. Trauma, relationship conflicts, transitioning to a new phase of life such as parenthood, feeling lost or confused. All these situations deserve attention and compassion. I am here to support you in finding stability, balance, and fulfillment. I work well with individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children because I am passionate about building healthier relationships and facilitating positive development and growth.
Person-Centered
(747) 247-9577
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Person-Centered
Finding fulfillment and meaning in life isn’t easy. Just when we think we have it together, new circumstances pull us apart. When we experience stress, anxiety and depression, it is important to find support. Trauma, relationship conflicts, transitioning to a new phase of life such as parenthood, feeling lost or confused. All these situations deserve attention and compassion. I am here to support you in finding stability, balance, and fulfillment. I work well with individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children because I am passionate about building healthier relationships and facilitating positive development and growth.
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Tracy Gilmour-Nimoy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. As your therapist, I have the privilege of walking alongside you on your journey of change. I utilize a client-centered, collaborative lens, to help foster a warm and therapeutic environment where you are safe to explore, learn, and grow. Together, we will work towards achieving your desired goals and making positive changes.
Person-Centered
(747) 529-7846
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Person-Centered
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. As your therapist, I have the privilege of walking alongside you on your journey of change. I utilize a client-centered, collaborative lens, to help foster a warm and therapeutic environment where you are safe to explore, learn, and grow. Together, we will work towards achieving your desired goals and making positive changes.
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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.
Person-Centered
(424) 348-4495
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Person-Centered
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
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.
Person-Centered
(855) 831-7235
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Person-Centered
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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Ashley Pezeshkifar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CPC, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My work enables the client to become aware of emotions and resources as they learn techniques for self-management, communication & resourcefulness. Building emotional resilience is key towards achieving a balanced life. I work with the conscious & subconscious mind, while helping gain self-awareness to understand that self-limiting behaviors are caused by thoughts, feelings & beliefs of which you may be unaware. I help build awareness & empowerment during your journey. The motivations and process of therapy are unique to each individual. My practice includes work with individuals, couples, families, children, geriatrics, & groups.
Person-Centered
(424) 369-6133
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Person-Centered
My work enables the client to become aware of emotions and resources as they learn techniques for self-management, communication & resourcefulness. Building emotional resilience is key towards achieving a balanced life. I work with the conscious & subconscious mind, while helping gain self-awareness to understand that self-limiting behaviors are caused by thoughts, feelings & beliefs of which you may be unaware. I help build awareness & empowerment during your journey. The motivations and process of therapy are unique to each individual. My practice includes work with individuals, couples, families, children, geriatrics, & groups.
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Hannah Donahue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, and grief are part of life, but when they begin to interfere with work or relationships, it may be time to seek support. I work with my clients to confront all of life’s difficulties with confidence, navigating their challenges with grace, trust, and understanding while encouraging resilience. Together, we will create a relationship that fosters curiosity and reframe old narratives while honing your personal strengths. I work with young women, adolescents, and individuals to help them lessen their burdens and embrace their newfound freedom using a blend of theoretical orientations.
Person-Centered
(424) 532-8740
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Person-Centered
Feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, and grief are part of life, but when they begin to interfere with work or relationships, it may be time to seek support. I work with my clients to confront all of life’s difficulties with confidence, navigating their challenges with grace, trust, and understanding while encouraging resilience. Together, we will create a relationship that fosters curiosity and reframe old narratives while honing your personal strengths. I work with young women, adolescents, and individuals to help them lessen their burdens and embrace their newfound freedom using a blend of theoretical orientations.
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Nancy Anne Svetlecic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
Person-Centered
(424) 342-8184
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Person-Centered
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.
Person-Centered
(424) 358-3098
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Person-Centered
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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Michael Ceccon
MS, APCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you feeling frustrated, confused, stressed, depressed, or lost? Living a human life means learning to live with the human condition and the challenges that arise as a result - mortality, relationships, conflict, emotionality, suffering, and change. In short, therapy can help you adapt and adjust to experiences that can often be challenging and confusing; experiences that you may not always have the skills or insight to address. Therapy is meant to be a safe environment for you to process your experience of life to get helpful feedback and a healing perspective.
Person-Centered
(619) 639-1653
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Person-Centered
Are you feeling frustrated, confused, stressed, depressed, or lost? Living a human life means learning to live with the human condition and the challenges that arise as a result - mortality, relationships, conflict, emotionality, suffering, and change. In short, therapy can help you adapt and adjust to experiences that can often be challenging and confusing; experiences that you may not always have the skills or insight to address. Therapy is meant to be a safe environment for you to process your experience of life to get helpful feedback and a healing perspective.
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James Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Do you sometimes have feelings of anxiety or sadness more often than you would like? Do you ever feel like you are trapped in a pattern of making poor choices in life, having no grasp of why you make these choices, and why you seem unable to choose differently? I believe that therapy is a means to illuminate your internal world, and explore what drives your thoughts and behavior. With a better understanding of where your thinking originates, you will gain a stronger foundation in which to challenge negative and/or distorted thoughts that may be holding you back.
Person-Centered
(213) 996-0726
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Person-Centered
Do you sometimes have feelings of anxiety or sadness more often than you would like? Do you ever feel like you are trapped in a pattern of making poor choices in life, having no grasp of why you make these choices, and why you seem unable to choose differently? I believe that therapy is a means to illuminate your internal world, and explore what drives your thoughts and behavior. With a better understanding of where your thinking originates, you will gain a stronger foundation in which to challenge negative and/or distorted thoughts that may be holding you back.
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Liat Alon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, ATR-BC, WFR, RYT, LCAT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am here to escort you through your anxiety, depression, or stuckness so that, ultimately, you can uncover internal resources and a more radiant version of yourself. You will find your inner compass in times of terrifying unknown, regain your balance after life sucker punched you with a breakup or loss, heal trauma so your past won’t harm your present. More than anything, this is about connecting to your inner wisdom so that you can move through challenges with a sense of clarity and alignment; so that you can create a life that brings you fully ALIVE. Time to come alive, dear one.
Person-Centered
(747) 322-4739
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Person-Centered
I am here to escort you through your anxiety, depression, or stuckness so that, ultimately, you can uncover internal resources and a more radiant version of yourself. You will find your inner compass in times of terrifying unknown, regain your balance after life sucker punched you with a breakup or loss, heal trauma so your past won’t harm your present. More than anything, this is about connecting to your inner wisdom so that you can move through challenges with a sense of clarity and alignment; so that you can create a life that brings you fully ALIVE. Time to come alive, dear one.

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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.