Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
Relational
(323) 747-1809
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Relational
Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
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Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
Relational
(310) 906-2565
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Relational
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
You may be feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or confused. You may be experiencing a difficult life transition or feel that something is missing in your life. It is important to find a therapist with whom you have a good fit, a feeling that your therapist "gets" you in order to develop the trust necessary in a therapeutic relationship. I have over 35 years of experience helping people in a safe, non-judgmental environment. It is through feeling understood that we come to understand ourselves better.
Relational
(310) 856-9428
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Relational
You may be feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or confused. You may be experiencing a difficult life transition or feel that something is missing in your life. It is important to find a therapist with whom you have a good fit, a feeling that your therapist "gets" you in order to develop the trust necessary in a therapeutic relationship. I have over 35 years of experience helping people in a safe, non-judgmental environment. It is through feeling understood that we come to understand ourselves better.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I love "pushy parents," who feel as though they live in IEP meetings, and on the phone with healthcare providers. I love parents who push for their children, because who else will? Similarly, I love working with young people who have "behavioral problems," "worry too much," have "big emotions," or struggle socially. My clients are typically too smart, too creative and under-appreciated. Parents who come to my office often wonder: a) "will this help?" b) "will you understand my child?" and "c) if you understand my kid, will you then judge me?" My answers are a) "yes. It can even be fun" b) "that's my main goal" c) "not a chance."
Relational
(626) 658-3901
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Relational
I love "pushy parents," who feel as though they live in IEP meetings, and on the phone with healthcare providers. I love parents who push for their children, because who else will? Similarly, I love working with young people who have "behavioral problems," "worry too much," have "big emotions," or struggle socially. My clients are typically too smart, too creative and under-appreciated. Parents who come to my office often wonder: a) "will this help?" b) "will you understand my child?" and "c) if you understand my kid, will you then judge me?" My answers are a) "yes. It can even be fun" b) "that's my main goal" c) "not a chance."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am a psychotherapist currently in private practice in Santa Monica. I have been working with patients since 2010 and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I also earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. My therapeutic style integrates my academic education with training and experience in various modalities. I draw from a diverse clinical background to meet the particular needs and goals of each individual. While I am most influenced by Jungian and Buddhist psychology, intersubjective and attachment theory as well as somatic approaches highly inform my work.
Relational
(818) 485-2627
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Relational
I am a psychotherapist currently in private practice in Santa Monica. I have been working with patients since 2010 and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I also earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. My therapeutic style integrates my academic education with training and experience in various modalities. I draw from a diverse clinical background to meet the particular needs and goals of each individual. While I am most influenced by Jungian and Buddhist psychology, intersubjective and attachment theory as well as somatic approaches highly inform my work.
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ASW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I look forward to helping you. I work to create a safe, empathic environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Life is challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to look at life's stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I work to help clients build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves in order to identify their strengths, develop new coping skills, build more meaningful relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
Relational
(323) 612-0439
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Relational
I look forward to helping you. I work to create a safe, empathic environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Life is challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to look at life's stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I work to help clients build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves in order to identify their strengths, develop new coping skills, build more meaningful relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
Photo of Michael Khayat, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Therapy can help you overcome challenges and heal different types of wounds, both old and new. I will incorporate different models and approaches to best fit your personal needs. We will work together to uncover your hidden strengths, to overcome your obstacles, and to find your unlimited potential. I will help you gain insight to your current and past relationships to help you change repeating patterns and behaviors. I am committed to establishing a safe environment to explore ways to shift and create change and take charge of your life. Healing the past will allow you to move forward.
Relational
(424) 352-7605
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Relational
Therapy can help you overcome challenges and heal different types of wounds, both old and new. I will incorporate different models and approaches to best fit your personal needs. We will work together to uncover your hidden strengths, to overcome your obstacles, and to find your unlimited potential. I will help you gain insight to your current and past relationships to help you change repeating patterns and behaviors. I am committed to establishing a safe environment to explore ways to shift and create change and take charge of your life. Healing the past will allow you to move forward.
Photo of Catherine G Lockwood, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I specialize in evidence-based "Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy" (ISTDP), a structured, efficient, cost-effective, goal- results oriented approach. Also, as an American Association of Couples & Sex Therapists (AACAST)-accredited "Couples & Sex Therapist," I specialize in helping couples resolve relationship, communications & sexual problems. I am also a pioneer in integrating components of ISTDP with couples work. I strive to create a safe, structured healing environment where people are supported in achieving their goals, and creating fulfilling, happier, productive and meaningful lives, and loving, satisfying relationships. I am also an American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT)-Certified Family Therapist.
Relational
(424) 245-0963
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Relational
I specialize in evidence-based "Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy" (ISTDP), a structured, efficient, cost-effective, goal- results oriented approach. Also, as an American Association of Couples & Sex Therapists (AACAST)-accredited "Couples & Sex Therapist," I specialize in helping couples resolve relationship, communications & sexual problems. I am also a pioneer in integrating components of ISTDP with couples work. I strive to create a safe, structured healing environment where people are supported in achieving their goals, and creating fulfilling, happier, productive and meaningful lives, and loving, satisfying relationships. I am also an American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT)-Certified Family Therapist.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I help adult men and women who have suffered from childhood abuse. I am trauma specialist and have been in practice for 33 years. I have a proven and specific methodology that works. If we work together we will address the issues at hand and determine a strategy to heal. I do not believe in therapy for life. Together we will walk through to the other side. Life can and will be different. I see it happen everyday!
Relational
(310) 889-0648
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Relational
I help adult men and women who have suffered from childhood abuse. I am trauma specialist and have been in practice for 33 years. I have a proven and specific methodology that works. If we work together we will address the issues at hand and determine a strategy to heal. I do not believe in therapy for life. Together we will walk through to the other side. Life can and will be different. I see it happen everyday!
Photo of Lilyan W.j. Campbell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA, Individ, Couples, Enterta Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Do you want solutions, and short term therapy? Then I am the right fit. I will guide you making life changes. We can target difficulties with career (I am an entertainment industry expert), relationships, sex, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, ADHD, Autism. Through convenient Skype or phone sessions, I create a comfortable environment, so you can be yourself, get insight, and gain tools to better your life. As an empathic person & mother, I will bring my authentic self & compassion for people to sessions.
Relational
(424) 270-1773
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Relational
Do you want solutions, and short term therapy? Then I am the right fit. I will guide you making life changes. We can target difficulties with career (I am an entertainment industry expert), relationships, sex, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, ADHD, Autism. Through convenient Skype or phone sessions, I create a comfortable environment, so you can be yourself, get insight, and gain tools to better your life. As an empathic person & mother, I will bring my authentic self & compassion for people to sessions.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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.
Relational
(310) 928-9470
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Relational
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.
Photo of Lynn Grossman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
You are committed to your growth and to having a great life. You feel stuck in the past and find yourself circling back to the same situation, person, place, or issue. You want to break through the obstacles and patterns that have stopped you from reaching your goals and having a rich and expansive life. I will assist and support you to discover limiting experiences from your past. You will bring new insight, compassion and tools into your life today and step into the creation of a bright tomorrow.
Relational
(424) 396-0731
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Relational
You are committed to your growth and to having a great life. You feel stuck in the past and find yourself circling back to the same situation, person, place, or issue. You want to break through the obstacles and patterns that have stopped you from reaching your goals and having a rich and expansive life. I will assist and support you to discover limiting experiences from your past. You will bring new insight, compassion and tools into your life today and step into the creation of a bright tomorrow.
Photo of Sherry Shakoori-Nasseri, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Relational
(310) 928-9253
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Relational
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
In your search for a therapist, you will want someone who both understands what you are going through, and who is passionately committed to working with you to figure out where you want to go and how to get there. Therapy is above all a process and journey of self discovery which requires a guide who is patient and supportive, and at the same time encouraging and persistent to help you understand your self and the often hidden patterns of your life and relationships that hold you back.
Relational
(310) 895-9642
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Relational
In your search for a therapist, you will want someone who both understands what you are going through, and who is passionately committed to working with you to figure out where you want to go and how to get there. Therapy is above all a process and journey of self discovery which requires a guide who is patient and supportive, and at the same time encouraging and persistent to help you understand your self and the often hidden patterns of your life and relationships that hold you back.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I believe that connection is fundamental to healing and that the relationship between client and therapist is very important. I treat each of my clients with compassion and respect and strive to create a space that allows for curiosity and exploration. Therapy often involves identifying and expressing emotions, developing insight into patterns or addictions, deepening connection to self and others, and building on strengths. My approach to therapy will vary depending on your unique history and goals.
Relational
(424) 251-5216
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Relational
I believe that connection is fundamental to healing and that the relationship between client and therapist is very important. I treat each of my clients with compassion and respect and strive to create a space that allows for curiosity and exploration. Therapy often involves identifying and expressing emotions, developing insight into patterns or addictions, deepening connection to self and others, and building on strengths. My approach to therapy will vary depending on your unique history and goals.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) who works with adults, couples, and adolescents. My style is collaborative, active, and engaging. I create a safe and meaningful space, and my therapeutic approach is empathic and free of judgment. This talk-based approach creates a unique dynamic where the focus is solely on the client and increasing their awareness, while providing a safe space to explore their inner thoughts and feelings.
Relational
(424) 301-8981
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Relational
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) who works with adults, couples, and adolescents. My style is collaborative, active, and engaging. I create a safe and meaningful space, and my therapeutic approach is empathic and free of judgment. This talk-based approach creates a unique dynamic where the focus is solely on the client and increasing their awareness, while providing a safe space to explore their inner thoughts and feelings.
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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I utilize a client-centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
Relational
(213) 267-6620
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Relational
I utilize a client-centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
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.
Relational
(310) 896-5912
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Relational
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.
Photo of Danielle C White, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
Relational
(917) 689-1033
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Relational
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
A good therapist has wisdom, compassion and the ability to connect deeply with you, while creating a safe healing environment. These are among the strengths that my patients ascribed to me during my many years as a Pediatrician... and that ultimately led me to a career in psychotherapy. Having raised two preadolescent daughters after my wife died, I have experienced many of life's tragedies, celebrations, anxieties and fears. With empathy, expertise, and kindness, I 've helped countless individuals and families work through their issues. I would look forward to doing the same with you.
Relational
(424) 324-5167
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Relational
A good therapist has wisdom, compassion and the ability to connect deeply with you, while creating a safe healing environment. These are among the strengths that my patients ascribed to me during my many years as a Pediatrician... and that ultimately led me to a career in psychotherapy. Having raised two preadolescent daughters after my wife died, I have experienced many of life's tragedies, celebrations, anxieties and fears. With empathy, expertise, and kindness, I 've helped countless individuals and families work through their issues. I would look forward to doing the same with you.

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Relational Therapists
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 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.