Rebecca Branda
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Often the desire to start therapy begins when you realize that you are not in control of your feelings, goals, wishes, your own life. Those are the moments that you realize that maybe something needs to change. The change you seek may be specific around a certain event, or more diffuse, based on larger transformations, a desire for deeper insight or better self-awareness. Whatever it is, you do not have to deal with it alone and finding the right therapist is an important first step. As your therapist, I'll meet you with curiosity, warmth, and respect, creating a safe space where you can re-connect with your best self.
Psychodynamic
(213) 322-0689
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
Often the desire to start therapy begins when you realize that you are not in control of your feelings, goals, wishes, your own life. Those are the moments that you realize that maybe something needs to change. The change you seek may be specific around a certain event, or more diffuse, based on larger transformations, a desire for deeper insight or better self-awareness. Whatever it is, you do not have to deal with it alone and finding the right therapist is an important first step. As your therapist, I'll meet you with curiosity, warmth, and respect, creating a safe space where you can re-connect with your best self.
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Monica Dahling New
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSPT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Do you feel like you are not living the life that you thought you would be living? Are you stuck and need a change? Do you have a grip on how to resolve your relationship issues and other problems? Are you in a toxic relationship and exhausted? I have worked with thousands of individuals that feel the same way that you do. Many of my clients have seen other therapists before working with me. I am knowledgeable on the most effective psychotherapy treatments. I will help you to gain clarity and figure out your path. We will collaborate and work together and focus on your "strengths and virtues" to make a new plan.
Psychodynamic
(818) 293-4804
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
Do you feel like you are not living the life that you thought you would be living? Are you stuck and need a change? Do you have a grip on how to resolve your relationship issues and other problems? Are you in a toxic relationship and exhausted? I have worked with thousands of individuals that feel the same way that you do. Many of my clients have seen other therapists before working with me. I am knowledgeable on the most effective psychotherapy treatments. I will help you to gain clarity and figure out your path. We will collaborate and work together and focus on your "strengths and virtues" to make a new plan.
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Annalisa Rinna Barrett
Trainee Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I have worked closely with the perinatal community as a prenatal yoga instructor and a postpartum doula. I was also an educator prior to having my own children. I enjoy helping women and families move through major life transitions. As a woman transitions into motherhood, she has specific developmental hurdles such as learning to adapt to a new role and growing comfortable with a shift in her identity. Simultaneously, she is creating a bond with and relentlessly tending to the needs of her infant. Such change and energy consumption can lead to many difficult emotions that need to be processed and normalized for the new mother.
Psychodynamic
(818) 369-3240
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
I have worked closely with the perinatal community as a prenatal yoga instructor and a postpartum doula. I was also an educator prior to having my own children. I enjoy helping women and families move through major life transitions. As a woman transitions into motherhood, she has specific developmental hurdles such as learning to adapt to a new role and growing comfortable with a shift in her identity. Simultaneously, she is creating a bond with and relentlessly tending to the needs of her infant. Such change and energy consumption can lead to many difficult emotions that need to be processed and normalized for the new mother.
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Teri Jenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
CURRENTLY OFFERING TELE-THERAPY (ZOOM) AND PHONE SESSIONS Do you desire more healthy, functional relationships? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed or paralyzed by your anxiety? Do you need a safe, non-judgmental place to explore your feelings? Everyone has the capacity for growth and change. As an attuned, skilled, empathetic and psychodynamically oriented therapist, I can help you discover a richer, deeper understanding of yourself and your possibilities while overcoming the obstacles to change.
Psychodynamic
(424) 377-1405
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
CURRENTLY OFFERING TELE-THERAPY (ZOOM) AND PHONE SESSIONS Do you desire more healthy, functional relationships? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed or paralyzed by your anxiety? Do you need a safe, non-judgmental place to explore your feelings? Everyone has the capacity for growth and change. As an attuned, skilled, empathetic and psychodynamically oriented therapist, I can help you discover a richer, deeper understanding of yourself and your possibilities while overcoming the obstacles to change.
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Tracy R Zemansky
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT-S, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Sex Addiction Therapist - Supervisor, and licensed MFT with a private practice in Santa Monica, California since 1994. I offer interpersonal psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups as well as psychological testing and assessment. My areas of expertise include: substance and process addictions, trauma/abuse, positive psychology, impaired professionals and first-responders, as well as grief/loss, disfigurement, and cross-cultural issues. I provide traditional, forensic, and pre-employment psychological assessment as well as Collaborative/Therapeutic evaluations.
Psychodynamic
(424) 396-0349
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Sex Addiction Therapist - Supervisor, and licensed MFT with a private practice in Santa Monica, California since 1994. I offer interpersonal psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups as well as psychological testing and assessment. My areas of expertise include: substance and process addictions, trauma/abuse, positive psychology, impaired professionals and first-responders, as well as grief/loss, disfigurement, and cross-cultural issues. I provide traditional, forensic, and pre-employment psychological assessment as well as Collaborative/Therapeutic evaluations.
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Craig M. Hands
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Self destructive lifestyle patterns? Can't find a meaningful relationship? My emphasis is understanding the underlying causes of your emotional pain, not just the symptoms Through cognitive and insight oriented therapy, we will focus on problems related to your unique life circumstances. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals who face many challenges including relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, loss, and work related difficulties. I work with individuals who lack a general life orientation and have trouble determining their own needs. Once you understand the basis of your current life situation, you can turn years of pain into positive change.
Psychodynamic
(424) 254-0170
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
Self destructive lifestyle patterns? Can't find a meaningful relationship? My emphasis is understanding the underlying causes of your emotional pain, not just the symptoms Through cognitive and insight oriented therapy, we will focus on problems related to your unique life circumstances. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals who face many challenges including relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, loss, and work related difficulties. I work with individuals who lack a general life orientation and have trouble determining their own needs. Once you understand the basis of your current life situation, you can turn years of pain into positive change.
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Crystal Nash
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My clients like me because I am a very active therapist. You will not just get a "How does that make you feel?" question. Of course I want to know how something makes you feel, but I want for you to be able to get some answers and treatment that leads to a real change in your life. My website at Crystalnash.com states "Therapy can be intense, but it doesn't have to be drudgery. There is laughter through the tears, when we recognize our human frailty. The "Ah ha! Eureka!" moments give energy and hope for the future."
Psychodynamic
(310) 660-7359
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
My clients like me because I am a very active therapist. You will not just get a "How does that make you feel?" question. Of course I want to know how something makes you feel, but I want for you to be able to get some answers and treatment that leads to a real change in your life. My website at Crystalnash.com states "Therapy can be intense, but it doesn't have to be drudgery. There is laughter through the tears, when we recognize our human frailty. The "Ah ha! Eureka!" moments give energy and hope for the future."
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Kathy Anne Conaty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you dealing with anxiety-based fears such as self doubt (I will never find satisfying employment) or excessive worrying (I won't have enough money, I am not where I should be in my career, no one will want to be with me)? Or perhaps you feel self conscious (I am afraid to go to social events, I have nothing to contribute). These feelings are often triggered daily, by negative thoughts, a smell from childhood, an upcoming holiday or an impeding airplane trip. Where did these thoughts and feelings come from and how are they holding you back?
Psychodynamic
(424) 570-3114
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
Are you dealing with anxiety-based fears such as self doubt (I will never find satisfying employment) or excessive worrying (I won't have enough money, I am not where I should be in my career, no one will want to be with me)? Or perhaps you feel self conscious (I am afraid to go to social events, I have nothing to contribute). These feelings are often triggered daily, by negative thoughts, a smell from childhood, an upcoming holiday or an impeding airplane trip. Where did these thoughts and feelings come from and how are they holding you back?
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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.
Psychodynamic
(424) 358-3098
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
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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Renda Dionne Madrigal
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator. I was featured on the cover of the February 2018 edition of Mindful Magazine. I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over twenty years. I combine mindfulness, somatic (body-based) therapies, and story in the work I do. I offer mindfulness-based services to help with stress, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship disruptions, poor attention/concentration, lack of focus, and chronic pain. I also emphasize skills to cultivate positive emotions for a happier, healthier, more peaceful life; and better relationships.
Psychodynamic
(909) 675-1285
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator. I was featured on the cover of the February 2018 edition of Mindful Magazine. I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over twenty years. I combine mindfulness, somatic (body-based) therapies, and story in the work I do. I offer mindfulness-based services to help with stress, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship disruptions, poor attention/concentration, lack of focus, and chronic pain. I also emphasize skills to cultivate positive emotions for a happier, healthier, more peaceful life; and better relationships.
Julie Anderson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I love being a therapist and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients who are committed to changing and improving their lives. With a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, spiritual principles, and psychodynamic therapy, I will actively partner with you to co-create your empowered and authentic self so you can move toward living a deeper, freer, and more actualized life. I collaborate with clients so they can accomplish their goals, find relief, and move toward happier, more fulfilling lives. I focus on helping you gain clarity and finding solutions to your problems.
Psychodynamic
(310) 312-8147
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
I love being a therapist and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients who are committed to changing and improving their lives. With a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, spiritual principles, and psychodynamic therapy, I will actively partner with you to co-create your empowered and authentic self so you can move toward living a deeper, freer, and more actualized life. I collaborate with clients so they can accomplish their goals, find relief, and move toward happier, more fulfilling lives. I focus on helping you gain clarity and finding solutions to your problems.
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Judith Lisa White
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
For over 25 years, Dr. White has maintained a wide-ranging private practice that includes individuals, groups, couples, children and families. Her work draws on developmental and depth psychologies as well as family systems theory. Special interests include couples coping with infertility, parenting, and dreamwork. She often collaborates with colleague and husband Barry Michels--author, along with Dr. Phil Stutz, of the best-selling book The Tools. Parents seeking advice appreciate Dr. White's extensive background in child development. She helps children and families with issues that involve discipline, life transitions and loss such as divorce and death, and academic and social challenges.
Psychodynamic
(310) 896-5912
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
For over 25 years, Dr. White has maintained a wide-ranging private practice that includes individuals, groups, couples, children and families. Her work draws on developmental and depth psychologies as well as family systems theory. Special interests include couples coping with infertility, parenting, and dreamwork. She often collaborates with colleague and husband Barry Michels--author, along with Dr. Phil Stutz, of the best-selling book The Tools. Parents seeking advice appreciate Dr. White's extensive background in child development. She helps children and families with issues that involve discipline, life transitions and loss such as divorce and death, and academic and social challenges.
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Thea Harvey Couples Counselor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Ever-lasting, passionate love is possible. I help couples transform negative relationship patterns step by step into a deeper, lasting connection. Couples learn how to communicate in a constructive manner that removes criticism, blame, and shame. I introduce specific tools and principles engineered to assist couples and individuals identify and dissolve core issues.
Psychodynamic
(310) 359-9394
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
Ever-lasting, passionate love is possible. I help couples transform negative relationship patterns step by step into a deeper, lasting connection. Couples learn how to communicate in a constructive manner that removes criticism, blame, and shame. I introduce specific tools and principles engineered to assist couples and individuals identify and dissolve core issues.
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Katie Piel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Therapy is a process of discovery, recovery, and repair. Rooted in evidence-based psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories, my approach to therapy focuses on helping clients increase insight and awareness to support lasting positive change. I strive to create a relaxed atmosphere where clients feel supported as they explore and discover their own unique paths to a deeper understanding of themselves and their ways of being. I believe that every person is born with a sacred self, an intuitive knowing of who and how we are.
Psychodynamic
(323) 403-4814
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
Therapy is a process of discovery, recovery, and repair. Rooted in evidence-based psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories, my approach to therapy focuses on helping clients increase insight and awareness to support lasting positive change. I strive to create a relaxed atmosphere where clients feel supported as they explore and discover their own unique paths to a deeper understanding of themselves and their ways of being. I believe that every person is born with a sacred self, an intuitive knowing of who and how we are.
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Julia Galaudet Psyd Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Let's face it- Whatever you are going through and whatever is bringing you to seek a therapist, it is probably not fun. Whether it is a break up, a divorce, a job loss etc. you have come to the right place. Seeking therapy and gaining self awareness is life changing and can help break old ugly habits. Whether it is a current life crisis or the desire to change old patterns, my style is nurturing, directive and fun. I work with you as a team getting to the core of the problem to help you move forward, and with a fresh perspective.
Psychodynamic
(310) 927-6816
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
Let's face it- Whatever you are going through and whatever is bringing you to seek a therapist, it is probably not fun. Whether it is a break up, a divorce, a job loss etc. you have come to the right place. Seeking therapy and gaining self awareness is life changing and can help break old ugly habits. Whether it is a current life crisis or the desire to change old patterns, my style is nurturing, directive and fun. I work with you as a team getting to the core of the problem to help you move forward, and with a fresh perspective.
Tracy Kovacs Bevington
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I work to help you be the best person possible. I empower clients to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I've had success with anxiety, stress, depression, family problems, relationship problems, and work and school issues. I have an eclectic style where I utilize methods that best suit my client's needs. I treat my clients with the utmost respect to create and environment of safety and comfort. My clients grow through the partnership we create together.
Psychodynamic
(310) 226-2826
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
I work to help you be the best person possible. I empower clients to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I've had success with anxiety, stress, depression, family problems, relationship problems, and work and school issues. I have an eclectic style where I utilize methods that best suit my client's needs. I treat my clients with the utmost respect to create and environment of safety and comfort. My clients grow through the partnership we create together.
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Taylor L. McMonigle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am enthusiastic and passionate about bringing people closest to the most pure and honest versions of themselves through understanding, insight, and acceptance so they have the freedom for connection, enjoyment, and prosperity in a better world. People enjoy my strengths-based approach and I often incorporate therapeutic techniques from interpersonal, family systems, and culturally-informed treatments. Clients find me sincere, attentive, and compassionate and I thoroughly enjoy building a relationship with my clients. Clients often mention that I provide a sense of security for them through my active listening. I mostly work with emerging adults, adults, and elders as individuals, as a couple, or within a family.
Psychodynamic
(424) 292-2294
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
I am enthusiastic and passionate about bringing people closest to the most pure and honest versions of themselves through understanding, insight, and acceptance so they have the freedom for connection, enjoyment, and prosperity in a better world. People enjoy my strengths-based approach and I often incorporate therapeutic techniques from interpersonal, family systems, and culturally-informed treatments. Clients find me sincere, attentive, and compassionate and I thoroughly enjoy building a relationship with my clients. Clients often mention that I provide a sense of security for them through my active listening. I mostly work with emerging adults, adults, and elders as individuals, as a couple, or within a family.
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Julisa Morales
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.
Psychodynamic
(310) 409-4916
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
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.
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Elinor Jewett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I offer relief from depression, anxiety, and life issues that feel overwhelming, intolerable and unmanageable. I can help you with with forming and growing relationships where you feel loved and comforted, not hurt, injured or criticized. We can address family conflict, power struggles and help build a life-long partnership with family members. I understand feeling lost, hopeless and can guide you on a discovery of your true purpose in life. Change is possible. Happiness is deserved and within our power. I utilize techniques based on current neurological research that shift brain and nervous system patterns .
Psychodynamic
(310) 751-7547
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
I offer relief from depression, anxiety, and life issues that feel overwhelming, intolerable and unmanageable. I can help you with with forming and growing relationships where you feel loved and comforted, not hurt, injured or criticized. We can address family conflict, power struggles and help build a life-long partnership with family members. I understand feeling lost, hopeless and can guide you on a discovery of your true purpose in life. Change is possible. Happiness is deserved and within our power. I utilize techniques based on current neurological research that shift brain and nervous system patterns .
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Christine Mckenna
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.
Psychodynamic
(424) 304-0124
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
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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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in 90405, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.

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.