Eveline Smilack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Do problems feel unmanageable? Are relationships growing more stressful? Sometimes life can be challenging. It can be difficult to know how to move forward. My practice is dedicated to listening carefully and offering insight with compassion and care. I offer a trusting supportive space to understand and heal emotional experiences, develop nurturing relationships, and move towards fulfilling your personal goals. Whatever your reasons for wanting to talk to someone, therapy can help you better understand your experiences. Let psychotherapy help you discover your own potential. Starting the conversation is easier than you think. Reach out to explore the possibilities.
Psychodynamic
(310) 869-1533
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Psychodynamic
Do problems feel unmanageable? Are relationships growing more stressful? Sometimes life can be challenging. It can be difficult to know how to move forward. My practice is dedicated to listening carefully and offering insight with compassion and care. I offer a trusting supportive space to understand and heal emotional experiences, develop nurturing relationships, and move towards fulfilling your personal goals. Whatever your reasons for wanting to talk to someone, therapy can help you better understand your experiences. Let psychotherapy help you discover your own potential. Starting the conversation is easier than you think. Reach out to explore the possibilities.
Lowell Winer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MBA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Current opening (virtual)... Welcome. I’ve helped men, women, teens and couples find greater peace & create meaningful change. Supporting fellow men and Mind-body treatment of chronic health conditions are two areas of particular interest. My integrative approach is anchored in psychodynamic therapy, somatics and mindfulness. I work with clients to understand and manage difficult emotions, break patterns, find greater fulfillment and restore health. Common themes in my practice include anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, anger, addiction, loss, trauma, life changes & chronic illness.
Psychodynamic
(424) 233-1995
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
Current opening (virtual)... Welcome. I’ve helped men, women, teens and couples find greater peace & create meaningful change. Supporting fellow men and Mind-body treatment of chronic health conditions are two areas of particular interest. My integrative approach is anchored in psychodynamic therapy, somatics and mindfulness. I work with clients to understand and manage difficult emotions, break patterns, find greater fulfillment and restore health. Common themes in my practice include anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, anger, addiction, loss, trauma, life changes & chronic illness.
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Rebecca Branda
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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 90401
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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Lisa Hanes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RN, CNM Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My experience as a licensed therapist, nurse and midwife, has provided me the unique perspective and understanding of the needs of the 'Whole Individual' and how thoughts and beliefs impact us physically, emotionally and psychologically. My intention is to support and guide clients as they explore and resolve their challenges. Together, we can work through feelings of confusion, insecurity and fear associated with significant individual and relationship transitions, crisis events and medical and emotional challenges. In addition to office sessions, I provide home and online therapy to meet the needs of every client.
Psychodynamic
(310) 982-2045
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Psychodynamic
My experience as a licensed therapist, nurse and midwife, has provided me the unique perspective and understanding of the needs of the 'Whole Individual' and how thoughts and beliefs impact us physically, emotionally and psychologically. My intention is to support and guide clients as they explore and resolve their challenges. Together, we can work through feelings of confusion, insecurity and fear associated with significant individual and relationship transitions, crisis events and medical and emotional challenges. In addition to office sessions, I provide home and online therapy to meet the needs of every client.
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Mark Phelan
Marriage & Family Therapist, M Ed, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Do you feel the need to improve an aspect of your life or yourself? Do you struggle to find passion or purpose in life? Whether you are experiencing difficulties with relationship issues, distress due to traumatic life events, or a general feeling of being stuck, I can help. I am also a longtime member of SAG/AFTRA and am very familiar with the stress related dynamics of the entertainment industry and the emotional toll the "biz" can take on you. You may feel self-doubt, lack of confidence, negative thought patterns that result in unnecessary goal oriented pressure that can result in increased anxiety and depression. I can help.
Psychodynamic
(424) 389-5105
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Psychodynamic
Do you feel the need to improve an aspect of your life or yourself? Do you struggle to find passion or purpose in life? Whether you are experiencing difficulties with relationship issues, distress due to traumatic life events, or a general feeling of being stuck, I can help. I am also a longtime member of SAG/AFTRA and am very familiar with the stress related dynamics of the entertainment industry and the emotional toll the "biz" can take on you. You may feel self-doubt, lack of confidence, negative thought patterns that result in unnecessary goal oriented pressure that can result in increased anxiety and depression. I can help.
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Dr. Jennifer Huggins
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Seeking therapy and finding the right therapist can be challenging, yet it's a courageous step. I'm glad you found me here and I hope to make the process easier for you. Contact me for a complementary 20-minute phone consultation and we can decide if I'm the right therapist for you.
Psychodynamic
(424) 372-1207
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
Seeking therapy and finding the right therapist can be challenging, yet it's a courageous step. I'm glad you found me here and I hope to make the process easier for you. Contact me for a complementary 20-minute phone consultation and we can decide if I'm the right therapist for you.
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Gary Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, FAPA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
You may be struggling in a situation that, for whatever reasons, is not improving as you had hoped it would. And now you might be experiencing unwanted emotions related to dating problems; marriage struggles; unexpected reactions to pregnancy; parenting; marital difficulties; family conflict; a recent trauma; or something else that is personally impacting you and one or more of your relationships. Are you losing sleep, feeling sad, anxious, confused, withdrawn, or feeling helpless about your situation? Feeling stuck? If so and you're here, you're probably tired of trying to figure all of this out by yourself. Now you don't have to.
Psychodynamic
(310) 208-3105
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Psychodynamic
You may be struggling in a situation that, for whatever reasons, is not improving as you had hoped it would. And now you might be experiencing unwanted emotions related to dating problems; marriage struggles; unexpected reactions to pregnancy; parenting; marital difficulties; family conflict; a recent trauma; or something else that is personally impacting you and one or more of your relationships. Are you losing sleep, feeling sad, anxious, confused, withdrawn, or feeling helpless about your situation? Feeling stuck? If so and you're here, you're probably tired of trying to figure all of this out by yourself. Now you don't have to.
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Jennifer B Rhodes
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I believe that our struggles occur when we are out of alignment with who we really are. So many of us are simply trying to cope with day to day challenges and do not recognize their need for exploration or creativity. I work from a compassion-focused perspective and believe that deep healing occurs when we allow ourselves the space to explore our emotions and our current life circumstances. Whether you are dealing with dating/relationship issues, anxiety, or trauma, we can work together to help get you on the right path to a more meaningful life. Please book at http://drjennie.as.me
Psychodynamic
(415) 612-6376
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
I believe that our struggles occur when we are out of alignment with who we really are. So many of us are simply trying to cope with day to day challenges and do not recognize their need for exploration or creativity. I work from a compassion-focused perspective and believe that deep healing occurs when we allow ourselves the space to explore our emotions and our current life circumstances. Whether you are dealing with dating/relationship issues, anxiety, or trauma, we can work together to help get you on the right path to a more meaningful life. Please book at http://drjennie.as.me
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
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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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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
Verified
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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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Brittny McCarthy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
It takes courage to discover personal insight, to address current challenges, and/or to heal past wounds. And, we arrive to therapy for various reasons. Sometimes, we come as individuals, sometimes as a couple or a family. Together, we address your goals so that you can gain a better understanding of what may need to transform in order to live your best life-- whether it's a life transition, such as divorce or career change, the desire for different coping skills, addressing compulsions or addictions, experiencing loss and moving through the grief process, identifying a sense of purpose, or making sense of a traumatic experience.
Psychodynamic
(310) 254-9361
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Psychodynamic
It takes courage to discover personal insight, to address current challenges, and/or to heal past wounds. And, we arrive to therapy for various reasons. Sometimes, we come as individuals, sometimes as a couple or a family. Together, we address your goals so that you can gain a better understanding of what may need to transform in order to live your best life-- whether it's a life transition, such as divorce or career change, the desire for different coping skills, addressing compulsions or addictions, experiencing loss and moving through the grief process, identifying a sense of purpose, or making sense of a traumatic experience.
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Daniel L Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ERYT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I have an MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology, a psychodynamic process which engages the natural healing power of the psyche through symbolic experience, fantasy and dream work. My tool box includes Depth Psychotherapy, Soul work, Positive Self Psychology, Mind Body integration and awareness through Somatic Experiencing. I incorporate Yoga Psychology and philosophy, Buddhist perspective & mindfulness meditation, foundation work in trauma and addiction, as well as neurobiology and brain plasticity. I'm particularly interested in the overlap between eastern thought, spirituality and western psychology in the search for individual meaning and purpose.
Psychodynamic
(310) 736-4597
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Psychodynamic
I have an MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology, a psychodynamic process which engages the natural healing power of the psyche through symbolic experience, fantasy and dream work. My tool box includes Depth Psychotherapy, Soul work, Positive Self Psychology, Mind Body integration and awareness through Somatic Experiencing. I incorporate Yoga Psychology and philosophy, Buddhist perspective & mindfulness meditation, foundation work in trauma and addiction, as well as neurobiology and brain plasticity. I'm particularly interested in the overlap between eastern thought, spirituality and western psychology in the search for individual meaning and purpose.
Gerardo Horischnik
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I believe people want to express who they are and pursue satisfying work and relationships, but have emotional and cognitive patterns that keep them stuck. These patterns often consolidate into a persona that leaves people feeling not quite themselves, with needs unrealized, feelings ignored, and potential unused. Symptoms of anxiety and depression, addictions, or low self-esteem, are often the only messengers trying to let us know that we are needing change. In a supportive and safe environment, therapy can help to bring these patterns into awareness and liberate needs to connect, create, and expand with fuller emotional support.
Psychodynamic
(310) 449-1125
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
I believe people want to express who they are and pursue satisfying work and relationships, but have emotional and cognitive patterns that keep them stuck. These patterns often consolidate into a persona that leaves people feeling not quite themselves, with needs unrealized, feelings ignored, and potential unused. Symptoms of anxiety and depression, addictions, or low self-esteem, are often the only messengers trying to let us know that we are needing change. In a supportive and safe environment, therapy can help to bring these patterns into awareness and liberate needs to connect, create, and expand with fuller emotional support.
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Katja D Pohl
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Life can be hard and at times we need help. Through mutual collaboration we will get to know you, where you get stuck, your relationships, and how to create lasting and meaningful change in your life. Positive change through therapy can provide you with more stability, greater self-confidence, more compassion for yourself and others, increased satisfaction with your life, improved relationships, a feeling of satisfaction and ease about daily life, and the ability to take risks and advance professionally.
Psychodynamic
(424) 230-8665
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Psychodynamic
Life can be hard and at times we need help. Through mutual collaboration we will get to know you, where you get stuck, your relationships, and how to create lasting and meaningful change in your life. Positive change through therapy can provide you with more stability, greater self-confidence, more compassion for yourself and others, increased satisfaction with your life, improved relationships, a feeling of satisfaction and ease about daily life, and the ability to take risks and advance professionally.
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Lily Theresa Gatica
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
People enter therapy for various reasons. Perhaps you are reading this because you feel stuck in your job, a relationship ended, or you recently experienced a loss in which you feel others cannot understand. I would be honored to support and work side by side with you during these life transitions. Together, we can try to make sense of what is happening, understand what possibilities exist, and even find a sense of freedom from all the difficulties you are experiencing. Each of us has our own story and while we cannot control the plot, we can heal from our wounds and the perception we hold of our experiences.
Psychodynamic
(310) 734-4273
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
People enter therapy for various reasons. Perhaps you are reading this because you feel stuck in your job, a relationship ended, or you recently experienced a loss in which you feel others cannot understand. I would be honored to support and work side by side with you during these life transitions. Together, we can try to make sense of what is happening, understand what possibilities exist, and even find a sense of freedom from all the difficulties you are experiencing. Each of us has our own story and while we cannot control the plot, we can heal from our wounds and the perception we hold of our experiences.
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Josie Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CHT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I have been in private practice for over 35 years, helping people get free from pain that hinders happiness. I give them tools to attain more refined states of balance, personal engagement and vibrance in their lives. The process of therapy is immensely creative and personally unique, and in its' special moments asks that we step into leaps of faith of being with our present experience. The benefits are priceless. Depression, anxiety, not having a sense of self, destructive thinking, procrastination, poor relationship quality are all within our control to change.
Psychodynamic
(310) 421-2417
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
I have been in private practice for over 35 years, helping people get free from pain that hinders happiness. I give them tools to attain more refined states of balance, personal engagement and vibrance in their lives. The process of therapy is immensely creative and personally unique, and in its' special moments asks that we step into leaps of faith of being with our present experience. The benefits are priceless. Depression, anxiety, not having a sense of self, destructive thinking, procrastination, poor relationship quality are all within our control to change.
Laura Katz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW TELEHEALTH CLIENTS. IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY. In the years that I have practiced therapy, what my clients want, above all else, is to feel relief - relief from anxiety, emptiness, or feelings of worthlessness. They want to break free from the endless cycles of pain in relationships, or from the debilitating fear of rejection amongst family and friends. My goal is to not only help you find that relief but also support you in discovering greater purpose and fulfillment.
Psychodynamic
(424) 581-1980
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Psychodynamic
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW TELEHEALTH CLIENTS. IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY. In the years that I have practiced therapy, what my clients want, above all else, is to feel relief - relief from anxiety, emptiness, or feelings of worthlessness. They want to break free from the endless cycles of pain in relationships, or from the debilitating fear of rejection amongst family and friends. My goal is to not only help you find that relief but also support you in discovering greater purpose and fulfillment.
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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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Negar Khaefi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you living with a traumatic past, or severe anxiety? I am an experienced Anxiety and PTSD therapist. My specialties are Career/Romantic Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Traumatic Memories, Social Anxiety, and Depression. My typical clients suffer Panic Attacks, Trauma Flashbacks, Feelings of Unreality, Feelings of Detachment, Fear of Death/Suicide, Losing Control, Fear of Going Insane, Fear of Open Spaces, Fear of Embarrassment/Rejection, Fear of Being Trapped, Elevator Phobia, Panic While Driving, Scary Intrusive Thoughts, Checking Compulsions, Constant Daily Anxiety about Work, Love Life, and Transitions.
Psychodynamic
(310) 692-4959
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychodynamic
Are you living with a traumatic past, or severe anxiety? I am an experienced Anxiety and PTSD therapist. My specialties are Career/Romantic Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Traumatic Memories, Social Anxiety, and Depression. My typical clients suffer Panic Attacks, Trauma Flashbacks, Feelings of Unreality, Feelings of Detachment, Fear of Death/Suicide, Losing Control, Fear of Going Insane, Fear of Open Spaces, Fear of Embarrassment/Rejection, Fear of Being Trapped, Elevator Phobia, Panic While Driving, Scary Intrusive Thoughts, Checking Compulsions, Constant Daily Anxiety about Work, Love Life, and Transitions.
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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
Verified
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Office is near:
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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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.