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.
Personality Disorders
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Personality Disorders
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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Edwin S. Harris
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
With the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, many of us are facing new challenges that affect all aspects of our lives. If you are worried about your health or the health of a loved one, your financial situation, adjusting to working from home, currently not working or afraid that you will not be able to work, dealing with increased family tensions, feeling the loss of not being able to see your family members, or the grief of having lost someone to this virus, you don’t need to face these challenges alone.
Personality Disorders
(310) 807-2398
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Personality Disorders
With the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, many of us are facing new challenges that affect all aspects of our lives. If you are worried about your health or the health of a loved one, your financial situation, adjusting to working from home, currently not working or afraid that you will not be able to work, dealing with increased family tensions, feeling the loss of not being able to see your family members, or the grief of having lost someone to this virus, you don’t need to face these challenges alone.
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Shireen Oberman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Through understanding, validation, support and encouragement I help my clients achieve their full potential. By nurturing insight and providing consistent support, my clients have the opportunity to work at their own pace and deal with issues that they feel are preventing them from moving forward.
Personality Disorders
(323) 616-1770
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Personality Disorders
Through understanding, validation, support and encouragement I help my clients achieve their full potential. By nurturing insight and providing consistent support, my clients have the opportunity to work at their own pace and deal with issues that they feel are preventing them from moving forward.
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Alan E Clark
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs.
Personality Disorders
(310) 660-7462
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Personality Disorders
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs.
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Jennifer Montesi
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual, couple, and family therapy in private practice to those seeking treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, couple and family distress, trauma-related issues, addiction, and emotion regulation disorders. I attempt to challenge existing patterns while also providing encouragement, empathy, and support so that clients feel understood and able to push through what they identify as currently unworkable patterns. When appropriate, I work from an evidence-based framework, providing treatments that have been found to be effective and successful through research studies.
Personality Disorders
(424) 203-4844
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Personality Disorders
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual, couple, and family therapy in private practice to those seeking treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, couple and family distress, trauma-related issues, addiction, and emotion regulation disorders. I attempt to challenge existing patterns while also providing encouragement, empathy, and support so that clients feel understood and able to push through what they identify as currently unworkable patterns. When appropriate, I work from an evidence-based framework, providing treatments that have been found to be effective and successful through research studies.
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Danielle C White
Psychologist, PsyD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
Personality Disorders
(917) 689-1033
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Personality Disorders
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
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Lynn Valverde Marriage & Family Therapy Prof Corp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
The truth is life can be difficult! We all experience loss, disappointment, anxiety, and self-doubt. Peace, clarity, and wellbeing are your natural state. Depression, anxiety and relationship problems cause anguish and pain - getting by day to day can be challenging. We often struggle alone hoping things will get better. I care and I am here to support you in connecting with your innate wisdom allowing you to find solutions and make the changes that are most meaningful to you. Be more productive, have higher quality connections, and success. Experience more joy, love, laughter, and self-confidence. I'd love to hear from you!
Personality Disorders
(424) 653-6737
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Personality Disorders
The truth is life can be difficult! We all experience loss, disappointment, anxiety, and self-doubt. Peace, clarity, and wellbeing are your natural state. Depression, anxiety and relationship problems cause anguish and pain - getting by day to day can be challenging. We often struggle alone hoping things will get better. I care and I am here to support you in connecting with your innate wisdom allowing you to find solutions and make the changes that are most meaningful to you. Be more productive, have higher quality connections, and success. Experience more joy, love, laughter, and self-confidence. I'd love to hear from you!
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Barbara Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
If you're anxious, depressed, have relationship problems, sexual problems, substance dependency, work problems, family problems, parenting problems, etc., and want to learn how to work through life's issues toward a more alive and purposeful existence, try Integrative Body Psychotherapy. If you want to go beyond everyday problems, feel joy, personal fulfillment, and a profound experience of true self in the world, try this holistic work that combines the physical and mental with the soul. Through breathing and understanding, my clients learn how to manage their issues, find access to their core and often their true purpose in life.
Personality Disorders
(310) 395-3739
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Personality Disorders
If you're anxious, depressed, have relationship problems, sexual problems, substance dependency, work problems, family problems, parenting problems, etc., and want to learn how to work through life's issues toward a more alive and purposeful existence, try Integrative Body Psychotherapy. If you want to go beyond everyday problems, feel joy, personal fulfillment, and a profound experience of true self in the world, try this holistic work that combines the physical and mental with the soul. Through breathing and understanding, my clients learn how to manage their issues, find access to their core and often their true purpose in life.
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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 :)
Personality Disorders
(424) 581-0767
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Personality Disorders
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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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.
Personality Disorders
(878) 728-9049
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Personality Disorders
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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Hugh Barton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Remote sessions now available. The focus of my practice is helping people who have reached a crossroad; men and women in the second half of life who have lost their sense of meaning and purpose; young adults striking out on their own for the first time and wondering where their genius lies; couples about to be married; and couples in conflict wondering how to stay together. These new experiences are fraught with unexpected moods like anger, fear, self-doubt, and loneliness. Old ways of coping no longer work. But fear not. This is a perfect time to rediscover your innate talent, courage, and imagination.
Personality Disorders
(424) 835-6340
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Personality Disorders
Remote sessions now available. The focus of my practice is helping people who have reached a crossroad; men and women in the second half of life who have lost their sense of meaning and purpose; young adults striking out on their own for the first time and wondering where their genius lies; couples about to be married; and couples in conflict wondering how to stay together. These new experiences are fraught with unexpected moods like anger, fear, self-doubt, and loneliness. Old ways of coping no longer work. But fear not. This is a perfect time to rediscover your innate talent, courage, and imagination.
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Geraldine Flaxman, M.A., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Many clients, colleagues and friends have told me that with my innate intuitiveness, authenticity and openness it is very easy to talk with me about difficult and painful issues. The most important aspect of feeling comfortable and safe with a therapist is having a rapport as well as feeling understood. I have an eclectic approach to each unique person with whom I work. I think it is important to determine what your personal goals are, how can we best achieve them, while keeping in mind that the ultimate goal is for you to become your own best therapist.
Personality Disorders
(310) 872-1628
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Personality Disorders
Many clients, colleagues and friends have told me that with my innate intuitiveness, authenticity and openness it is very easy to talk with me about difficult and painful issues. The most important aspect of feeling comfortable and safe with a therapist is having a rapport as well as feeling understood. I have an eclectic approach to each unique person with whom I work. I think it is important to determine what your personal goals are, how can we best achieve them, while keeping in mind that the ultimate goal is for you to become your own best therapist.
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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.
Personality Disorders
(424) 369-6133
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Personality Disorders
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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Vula Baliotis
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
The most important thing in working together is building the foundation of a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe to talk openly. You know your life better than anyone else does. Therefore, we will hold great respect for your self-wisdom. Together with my professional knowledge and experience, we can work to help you discover how to live life in a way that is most fitting for you. NOTE: a professional relationship will not be formed until we both agree to do so, and only during/after an initial meeting. Any prior contact is for informational purposes only.
Personality Disorders
(424) 226-6838
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Personality Disorders
The most important thing in working together is building the foundation of a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe to talk openly. You know your life better than anyone else does. Therefore, we will hold great respect for your self-wisdom. Together with my professional knowledge and experience, we can work to help you discover how to live life in a way that is most fitting for you. NOTE: a professional relationship will not be formed until we both agree to do so, and only during/after an initial meeting. Any prior contact is for informational purposes only.
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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.
Personality Disorders
(424) 342-8184
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Personality Disorders
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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Tamara Kline
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Therapy can be a rich and powerful experience of growth and change. I work with individuals and couples, families, and teenagers to successfully reduce stress, anxiety and depression; strengthen friendships and relationships at work and at home; resolve grief, past traumas, and internal conflict; modify negative thinking and self-destructive behaviors; build self-esteem; enhance intimacy and sexual well-being; foster self-discovery; and help improve one’s overall quality of life experiences.
Personality Disorders
(310) 226-7000
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Personality Disorders
Therapy can be a rich and powerful experience of growth and change. I work with individuals and couples, families, and teenagers to successfully reduce stress, anxiety and depression; strengthen friendships and relationships at work and at home; resolve grief, past traumas, and internal conflict; modify negative thinking and self-destructive behaviors; build self-esteem; enhance intimacy and sexual well-being; foster self-discovery; and help improve one’s overall quality of life experiences.
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Michelle King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you dealing with trauma, addiction, difficulties in relationships, or anxiety? Whatever you're facing, I can be here for you. You might be going through a painful or difficult time, but with support you will get through it. I believe therapy can do more than alleviate symptoms; it can also help you grow into the healthiest, happiest version of yourself. You've had the courage to come this far and seek help, so you are already taking a first step towards change.
Personality Disorders
(424) 348-6795
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Personality Disorders
Are you dealing with trauma, addiction, difficulties in relationships, or anxiety? Whatever you're facing, I can be here for you. You might be going through a painful or difficult time, but with support you will get through it. I believe therapy can do more than alleviate symptoms; it can also help you grow into the healthiest, happiest version of yourself. You've had the courage to come this far and seek help, so you are already taking a first step towards change.
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Daishea Poole
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are anxiety and stress keeping you from living your life to your fullest potential? Are you feeling stress weighing on you internally or causing you to feel exhausted and hopeless? Together we will explore ways to grow, further develop self-acceptance and unearth traumatic experiences and daily stressors that are hindering you from achieving this potential. I will be available to provide an unbiased listening ear and warm spirit as you reimagine the life you want for yourself. In this safe and accepting environment, we will develop an action plan to better manage your unique symptoms and your life.
Personality Disorders
(818) 293-4791
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Personality Disorders
Are anxiety and stress keeping you from living your life to your fullest potential? Are you feeling stress weighing on you internally or causing you to feel exhausted and hopeless? Together we will explore ways to grow, further develop self-acceptance and unearth traumatic experiences and daily stressors that are hindering you from achieving this potential. I will be available to provide an unbiased listening ear and warm spirit as you reimagine the life you want for yourself. In this safe and accepting environment, we will develop an action plan to better manage your unique symptoms and your life.
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Erin G Amini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
We often feel lost when solutions cannot be found for the challenges we face. It's at this point that our challenges become obstacles that block us from fully living our lives. Unfortunately, time doesn't heal all pain and our anxiety, anger, depression, and fear don't always go away on their own. As a therapist, my goal is to help you better understand yourself, find purpose in your pain, alleviate your stress, and make more space for creativity, love, and happiness in your life.
Personality Disorders
(310) 776-6045
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Personality Disorders
We often feel lost when solutions cannot be found for the challenges we face. It's at this point that our challenges become obstacles that block us from fully living our lives. Unfortunately, time doesn't heal all pain and our anxiety, anger, depression, and fear don't always go away on their own. As a therapist, my goal is to help you better understand yourself, find purpose in your pain, alleviate your stress, and make more space for creativity, love, and happiness in your life.
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Meryle H Gellman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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.
Personality Disorders
(424) 404-8905
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Personality Disorders
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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Personality Disorders (Paranoid, Narcissistic) Therapists
If you're looking for help with personality disorders in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica personality disorder therapist these professionals provide therapy for personality disorders. They include personality disorder therapists, personality disorder psychologists, personality disorder psychotherapists and personality disorder counselors. They can help with character disorders, paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, borderline, antisocial, histrionic and Santa Monica narcissistic personality disorders.

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

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