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"I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults."
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"I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults."
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"Mindfulpath Inc is a healing space encompassed by a variety of treatment professionals, providing a wide array of services, and working as one connected team to provide quality mental health care. Our community of practitioners make available a wide array of services from individual and group therapy to nutrition and yoga all in one location.  Mindfulpath understands there is no one healing modality that works for all. We take the time to get to know YOU based on YOUR uniqueness and together we create a customized plan to best suit your needs as you walk on YOUR mindfulpath. "
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"Mindfulpath Inc is a healing space encompassed by a variety of treatment professionals, providing a wide array of services, and working as one connected team to provide quality mental health care. Our community of practitioners make available a wide array of services from individual and group therapy to nutrition and yoga all in one location.  Mindfulpath understands there is no one healing modality that works for all. We take the time to get to know YOU based on YOUR uniqueness and together we create a customized plan to best suit your needs as you walk on YOUR mindfulpath. "
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"Every life and relationship has difficult and painful moments. Sometimes we find ourselves feeling stuck in these moments, and even hopeless; unable to find a path out to something better. This experience is only exacerbated by the experience of feeling alone in it all...even if we're in a relationship. My goal is to be with you in these difficult moments, so that, together, we can begin to find the path out. "
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"Every life and relationship has difficult and painful moments. Sometimes we find ourselves feeling stuck in these moments, and even hopeless; unable to find a path out to something better. This experience is only exacerbated by the experience of feeling alone in it all...even if we're in a relationship. My goal is to be with you in these difficult moments, so that, together, we can begin to find the path out. "
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"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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"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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"I provide a safe environment and compassionate, non-judgmental counseling to help you explore the personal and relationship challenges you are facing and begin working toward lasting solutions. Whether you are looking for personal growth, relationship healing or overall support, I can help you to more clearly understand why you are struggling and what steps you can take to feel more confident and in control of your life. When you develop new coping skills, you give yourself the resources and confidence you need to effectively manage challenges rather than giving into unhealthy compulsions and negative self-talk."
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"I provide a safe environment and compassionate, non-judgmental counseling to help you explore the personal and relationship challenges you are facing and begin working toward lasting solutions. Whether you are looking for personal growth, relationship healing or overall support, I can help you to more clearly understand why you are struggling and what steps you can take to feel more confident and in control of your life. When you develop new coping skills, you give yourself the resources and confidence you need to effectively manage challenges rather than giving into unhealthy compulsions and negative self-talk."
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"My clients come to me for a variety of reasons, and feel ready to engage in a process of achieving a deeper and more cohesive understanding of their life, identity, emotions, and psyche. I enjoy working with individual adults, as well as children and adolescents."
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"My clients come to me for a variety of reasons, and feel ready to engage in a process of achieving a deeper and more cohesive understanding of their life, identity, emotions, and psyche. I enjoy working with individual adults, as well as children and adolescents."
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"I believe the purpose of therapy is to return to one's sense of well-being. Do you long for a personal sense of ease and comfort? Do fears and self-doubt lead to immobility and a sense of inadequacy? We can work together for the purpose of discovering, defining and creating goals to achieve what is meaningful to you."
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"I believe the purpose of therapy is to return to one's sense of well-being. Do you long for a personal sense of ease and comfort? Do fears and self-doubt lead to immobility and a sense of inadequacy? We can work together for the purpose of discovering, defining and creating goals to achieve what is meaningful to you."
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"27 Years.. EXPERT COUPLES THERAPY...MARRIAGE COUNSELING...PRE-MARITAL COUNSELOR When good love slides into bad patterns I can help you communicate, reduce anger & improve intimacy. It's frustrating when love gets out of sync. I'll help you diffuse resentments, lower tensions & solve problems together more smoothly. I'm here to help you rejuvenate your connection. We'll work together as you master techniques that reduce arguments, increase cooperation & stop power struggles.Sessions take place in a safe, neutral atmosphere designed to reduce your stress & distractions, allowing you to focus on what's important to you & your partner."
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"27 Years.. EXPERT COUPLES THERAPY...MARRIAGE COUNSELING...PRE-MARITAL COUNSELOR When good love slides into bad patterns I can help you communicate, reduce anger & improve intimacy. It's frustrating when love gets out of sync. I'll help you diffuse resentments, lower tensions & solve problems together more smoothly. I'm here to help you rejuvenate your connection. We'll work together as you master techniques that reduce arguments, increase cooperation & stop power struggles.Sessions take place in a safe, neutral atmosphere designed to reduce your stress & distractions, allowing you to focus on what's important to you & your partner."
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"Individuals and couples of all orientations and genders come to see me who want to find love, healing, and passion in their relationships and in their lives. They are looking for a Certified Sex and Couples Therapist, and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist who is also the author of five books, including When You’re The One Who Cheats, The New Monogamy, Getting the Sex You Want and What's Eating You? Professionals can also join the supervision and consultation groups in my Santa Monica office or online. Intensives for couples help with relationship issues, communication, desire problems, and recovery. www.drtammynelson.com"
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"Individuals and couples of all orientations and genders come to see me who want to find love, healing, and passion in their relationships and in their lives. They are looking for a Certified Sex and Couples Therapist, and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist who is also the author of five books, including When You’re The One Who Cheats, The New Monogamy, Getting the Sex You Want and What's Eating You? Professionals can also join the supervision and consultation groups in my Santa Monica office or online. Intensives for couples help with relationship issues, communication, desire problems, and recovery. www.drtammynelson.com"
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"You're smart and motivated. You've managed to create a good life and career. But there is anxiety or other demons you face on a daily basis that others would be shocked to know about. You often feel anxious and isolated, like you're walking around with a sign on your forehead that says "loser." Maybe it's hard to trust in relationships or you're constantly fighting off reminders of prior traumas, whether an abusive or neglectful childhood or something more recent. Many of my clients struggle with binge eating or disordered eating or other addictive behaviors. "
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"You're smart and motivated. You've managed to create a good life and career. But there is anxiety or other demons you face on a daily basis that others would be shocked to know about. You often feel anxious and isolated, like you're walking around with a sign on your forehead that says "loser." Maybe it's hard to trust in relationships or you're constantly fighting off reminders of prior traumas, whether an abusive or neglectful childhood or something more recent. Many of my clients struggle with binge eating or disordered eating or other addictive behaviors. "
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Santa Monica, California 90405
"It may be difficult for you to describe the discomfort you are feeling. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, or repeating unhealthy behaviors. You might have tried everything you can think of and are still feeling overwhelmed, confused or hopeless. So many of us have times where we know that we need to make a change, but don’t know where to start. I work together with my clients to develop tools that can help you tackle life’s most difficult challenges head on. "
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(424) 364-2085
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"It may be difficult for you to describe the discomfort you are feeling. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, or repeating unhealthy behaviors. You might have tried everything you can think of and are still feeling overwhelmed, confused or hopeless. So many of us have times where we know that we need to make a change, but don’t know where to start. I work together with my clients to develop tools that can help you tackle life’s most difficult challenges head on. "
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" So many of us come to therapy because we are hurting. Whether this hurt manifests as relationship issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, or stress about world events, I love helping people discover their inner strengths by healing the parts inside that hurt. Wounds from the past, coupled with internal conflict and judgements about self and others stifle one's ability to grow and change. By compassionately healing these wounds and releasing judgments we quite naturally feel more whole, connected, and joyful! In this space we are free to create the life we want. "
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" So many of us come to therapy because we are hurting. Whether this hurt manifests as relationship issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, or stress about world events, I love helping people discover their inner strengths by healing the parts inside that hurt. Wounds from the past, coupled with internal conflict and judgements about self and others stifle one's ability to grow and change. By compassionately healing these wounds and releasing judgments we quite naturally feel more whole, connected, and joyful! In this space we are free to create the life we want. "
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"We all need a little help from time to time to pull ourselves out of our...grief, trauma, depression, confusing thoughts, self criticism, intense feelings, relationship issues. Helping ease your painful moments is the most important work we can accomplish together. Sometimes we just need someone to stand by us, assure us that it's going to be okay and guide us through the tough parts. Please give me a call today, we can see how to work together for a better quality of life."
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"We all need a little help from time to time to pull ourselves out of our...grief, trauma, depression, confusing thoughts, self criticism, intense feelings, relationship issues. Helping ease your painful moments is the most important work we can accomplish together. Sometimes we just need someone to stand by us, assure us that it's going to be okay and guide us through the tough parts. Please give me a call today, we can see how to work together for a better quality of life."
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Santa Monica, California 90405
"As a psychotherapist I work from a compassionate and practical perspective. My work is holistic and includes a creative exploration of the client's life experience, building awareness and mindfulness, reconnecting to the cues the body gives, and reinforcing positive experiences. I help clients to identify undiscovered potential, create change, and work through a myriad of issues. These issues range from depression and anxiety to questions about where to go next in career and, "Why do I keep dating the wrong person?". Clients come to me to work through trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, low self-esteem, loss of meaning, and relationship issues."
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"As a psychotherapist I work from a compassionate and practical perspective. My work is holistic and includes a creative exploration of the client's life experience, building awareness and mindfulness, reconnecting to the cues the body gives, and reinforcing positive experiences. I help clients to identify undiscovered potential, create change, and work through a myriad of issues. These issues range from depression and anxiety to questions about where to go next in career and, "Why do I keep dating the wrong person?". Clients come to me to work through trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, low self-esteem, loss of meaning, and relationship issues."
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"Are you struggling with sexual trauma, childhood abuse, problems in your relationships, unusual or extreme trauma, or LGBTQI related issues? If so, I am here to help! Feminist Therapist, Board Certified Expert in Treatment of Trauma/PTSD. If life is throwing you a curve ball, let me see if either I, or one of the therapists who work with me, can help! Special focus in sexual trauma & victims of violent crimes. Help with gay/lesbian & transgendered issues. I have 4 therapists who work with me; you can meet with several of us at the same time to decide who is right for you! Call me, we can help!"
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(323) 739-4987
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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"Are you struggling with sexual trauma, childhood abuse, problems in your relationships, unusual or extreme trauma, or LGBTQI related issues? If so, I am here to help! Feminist Therapist, Board Certified Expert in Treatment of Trauma/PTSD. If life is throwing you a curve ball, let me see if either I, or one of the therapists who work with me, can help! Special focus in sexual trauma & victims of violent crimes. Help with gay/lesbian & transgendered issues. I have 4 therapists who work with me; you can meet with several of us at the same time to decide who is right for you! Call me, we can help!"
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"A lot of the clients I work with are high achievers; they’re organized, on top of things, and on the outside, it may look like they have it all together, but underneath they are struggling with self-doubt, never feeling good enough, and that feeling like their emotions are unmanageable. Being kind to yourself is so important to working with these issues and beginning therapy is a great way to start practicing this self-compassion. "
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"A lot of the clients I work with are high achievers; they’re organized, on top of things, and on the outside, it may look like they have it all together, but underneath they are struggling with self-doubt, never feeling good enough, and that feeling like their emotions are unmanageable. Being kind to yourself is so important to working with these issues and beginning therapy is a great way to start practicing this self-compassion. "
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"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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"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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"In my work with individuals and couples, I seek to provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment in which individual and relational issues can be explored. In this environment, challenges become opportunities for growth. I use a psychodynamic approach to explore what is occurring in one's life and/or relationship in the present, what occurred in one's past which influences the way one views him or herself in the present, and what may be going on at an unconscious level which impacts one's choices, behaviors, and beliefs about self and other."
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"In my work with individuals and couples, I seek to provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment in which individual and relational issues can be explored. In this environment, challenges become opportunities for growth. I use a psychodynamic approach to explore what is occurring in one's life and/or relationship in the present, what occurred in one's past which influences the way one views him or herself in the present, and what may be going on at an unconscious level which impacts one's choices, behaviors, and beliefs about self and other."
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"In my many years of experience, I have been fortunate to witness the curative benefits of the therapeutic relationship. My interest lies in working with individuals, from young children to adults, who are suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, loss, and trauma. The children and adolescents I have had in my practice have struggled with issues of divorce, adoption, peer pressures, anxiety, depression, sibling rivalry, and social difficulties. Utilizing a somatic understanding and focus has deepened the work with many clients, especially those who have experienced trauma."
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"In my many years of experience, I have been fortunate to witness the curative benefits of the therapeutic relationship. My interest lies in working with individuals, from young children to adults, who are suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, loss, and trauma. The children and adolescents I have had in my practice have struggled with issues of divorce, adoption, peer pressures, anxiety, depression, sibling rivalry, and social difficulties. Utilizing a somatic understanding and focus has deepened the work with many clients, especially those who have experienced trauma."
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"I am a CSAT specializing in trauma and addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, sex and love addiction and process addictions. My unique style treats emotional discomfort and pain as avenues for self-discovery and personal growth. I believe true healing comes from creating alignment between body, mind, and soul. As you more skilled at navigating your inner obstacles, you will rediscover your capacity to find balance and live a life that is healthy, joyful and free. I emphasize insight, self-awareness, and empowerment to help you grow, learn about the meaning behind your symptoms, and lead a more gratifying life."
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"I am a CSAT specializing in trauma and addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, sex and love addiction and process addictions. My unique style treats emotional discomfort and pain as avenues for self-discovery and personal growth. I believe true healing comes from creating alignment between body, mind, and soul. As you more skilled at navigating your inner obstacles, you will rediscover your capacity to find balance and live a life that is healthy, joyful and free. I emphasize insight, self-awareness, and empowerment to help you grow, learn about the meaning behind your symptoms, and lead a more gratifying life."

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If you're looking for Relational Therapy in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica Relational therapist these professionals provide relational therapy and relational psychotherapy. They include Relational therapists, Relational psychologists, Relational psychotherapists and Relational counselors.

Relational life therapy in Santa Monica offers strategies to combat marital dysfunction and restore harmony in relationships. Couples--those recovering from affairs, traumatic events, or a lull in passion--can find RLT helpful. To repair discord, the therapist identifies the main conflict upsetting the couples' emotional intimacy. Once the partners see how they both contribute to the problem, the therapist teaches them skills to improve the ways they relate to each other. Couples may see a change in their relationship within three to six months.

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. 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.