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.
Psychodynamic
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Psychodynamic
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.
Psychodynamic
(805) 716-6117
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Psychodynamic
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.
Psychodynamic
(323) 825-6240
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
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.
Psychodynamic
(714) 909-1596
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Psychodynamic
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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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.
Psychodynamic
(323) 616-1770
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Psychodynamic
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.
Psychodynamic
(310) 660-7462
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Psychodynamic
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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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.
Psychodynamic
(310) 507-7469
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
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.
Psychodynamic
(562) 352-2356
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
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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Claudia David
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Find relief for symptoms and go deeper...I provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals and couples to explore life's difficult issues, find understanding; and develop ways to move forward. I can help people find return to or find for the first time their natural serenity, rhythms and authentic voice; especially after an especially tumultuous time. Therapy can be a place to reconnect with your inner Self as well as a space to integrate childhood events and life stages.
Psychodynamic
(424) 294-8861
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
Find relief for symptoms and go deeper...I provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals and couples to explore life's difficult issues, find understanding; and develop ways to move forward. I can help people find return to or find for the first time their natural serenity, rhythms and authentic voice; especially after an especially tumultuous time. Therapy can be a place to reconnect with your inner Self as well as a space to integrate childhood events and life stages.
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Carole A Chasin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
As a Marriage and Family therapist and relationship specialist in Beverly Hills, I help smart successful people learn to recognize and find a loving partner and have the relationship they want and be able to translate their career success into relationship success. If you're looking for a new relationship or wanting to improve the one you're in, it's time to invest in yourself, your relationship, and your future by getting expert help now. Discover how to find the love you deserve. I’ll guide you into a loving, lasting and fulfilling relationship or marriage. Even partners who argue can have highly successful relationship. Call me
Psychodynamic
(424) 375-6335
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
As a Marriage and Family therapist and relationship specialist in Beverly Hills, I help smart successful people learn to recognize and find a loving partner and have the relationship they want and be able to translate their career success into relationship success. If you're looking for a new relationship or wanting to improve the one you're in, it's time to invest in yourself, your relationship, and your future by getting expert help now. Discover how to find the love you deserve. I’ll guide you into a loving, lasting and fulfilling relationship or marriage. Even partners who argue can have highly successful relationship. Call me
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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!
Psychodynamic
(424) 653-6737
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
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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Susan Zinn
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual and family psychotherapy.
Psychodynamic
(424) 543-6324
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual and family psychotherapy.
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Jonathan Rocklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience.
Psychodynamic
(424) 571-9839
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Psychodynamic
Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience.
Cynthia Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CBTR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you an empath, healer, or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Are you a female-identifying person in their 30’s – 50’s? Do you work in the helping and creative professions and are looking to add more alignment and fulfillment to your life and/or career? Are you ready to step up to the next level in your career, life, or relationship? But, the fear of being seen has been holding you back. The fear of criticism and what others think about you? Do people ever tell you you’re too sensitive? On some level you know it’s true, but you don’t know what to do about it. Do you struggle with feelings of being ‘good enough’ or ‘doing enough’?
Psychodynamic
(628) 500-8550
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Psychodynamic
Are you an empath, healer, or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Are you a female-identifying person in their 30’s – 50’s? Do you work in the helping and creative professions and are looking to add more alignment and fulfillment to your life and/or career? Are you ready to step up to the next level in your career, life, or relationship? But, the fear of being seen has been holding you back. The fear of criticism and what others think about you? Do people ever tell you you’re too sensitive? On some level you know it’s true, but you don’t know what to do about it. Do you struggle with feelings of being ‘good enough’ or ‘doing enough’?
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Kristen L. Caron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My specialty as a psychotherapist is eating disorder recovery, obesity (including bariatric counseling, pre and post procedure) and body image issues. In addition to practicing as a licensed MFT, I have practiced as a nutritionist for over 20 years. Clients range in age from adolescent/teen to adults. Other areas of treatment in my practice include, but are not limited to, depression and/or anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem work. An additional area of specialty is working with adolescent/teens who have been victims of bullying. I am a current clinical/professional member of IAEDP, NEDA, CAMFT and AAMFT.
Psychodynamic
(310) 246-0465
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
My specialty as a psychotherapist is eating disorder recovery, obesity (including bariatric counseling, pre and post procedure) and body image issues. In addition to practicing as a licensed MFT, I have practiced as a nutritionist for over 20 years. Clients range in age from adolescent/teen to adults. Other areas of treatment in my practice include, but are not limited to, depression and/or anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem work. An additional area of specialty is working with adolescent/teens who have been victims of bullying. I am a current clinical/professional member of IAEDP, NEDA, CAMFT and AAMFT.
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Kathleen Offley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hello! I am honored that you have chosen to learn more about me in your search for a therapist. I have had the opportunity to support and guide many amazing souls on their healing journeys. My clients find me when they feel called to go deeper in their healing. They may have blockages that prevent them from expanding into joy, self-love, compassion and connection in their lives. Or, they may be looking for support in preparing or integrating a plant medicine experience. I offer guidance in clearing away that which doesn't serve you and creating space to meet your true self.
Psychodynamic
(562) 274-7351
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
Hello! I am honored that you have chosen to learn more about me in your search for a therapist. I have had the opportunity to support and guide many amazing souls on their healing journeys. My clients find me when they feel called to go deeper in their healing. They may have blockages that prevent them from expanding into joy, self-love, compassion and connection in their lives. Or, they may be looking for support in preparing or integrating a plant medicine experience. I offer guidance in clearing away that which doesn't serve you and creating space to meet your true self.
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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.
Psychodynamic
(310) 395-3739
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
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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Darby Latshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults and teens to create a comforting and safe space where insight into inner processes can begin to unfold. When we understand and have compassion for our particular reactions to things, we begin to live in a state of greater peace and become able to connect to our deepest and most unique resources. Learning to calm and soothe our body’s response to stress can be life changing and enables us to harness our greatest potential.
Psychodynamic
(805) 856-6429
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Psychodynamic
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults and teens to create a comforting and safe space where insight into inner processes can begin to unfold. When we understand and have compassion for our particular reactions to things, we begin to live in a state of greater peace and become able to connect to our deepest and most unique resources. Learning to calm and soothe our body’s response to stress can be life changing and enables us to harness our greatest potential.
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Lorraine T. Sterman, Ph.D. and Associates
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My background includes specialty areas of Adult and Adolescent Psychology (Individuals, Families, Couples) Eating Disorders, and Geropsychology. Since I have been in the field for many years as a Psychologist and Nurse Practitioner, I understand medical as well as psychological factors and how working through these Improves our everyday lives.
Psychodynamic
(424) 625-2993
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
My background includes specialty areas of Adult and Adolescent Psychology (Individuals, Families, Couples) Eating Disorders, and Geropsychology. Since I have been in the field for many years as a Psychologist and Nurse Practitioner, I understand medical as well as psychological factors and how working through these Improves our everyday lives.
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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.
Psychodynamic
(424) 835-6340
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
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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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Santa Monica, 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 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.