Relationship Help

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CPC

Verified by Psychology Today
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Relationship Help

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CPC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Couples Counseling Santa Monica
1452 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 879-5184
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Couples Counseling Woodland Hills
23241 Ventura Blvd, Ste 302
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(310) 879-5184
Announcement icon Do you need a calm, helpful Couples Counselor in these times? $30 discount on video sessions. Evening hours & Sunday sessions also open.

About

Looking for emotional relief? Do you feel underlying tensions but you or your partner are conflict avoidant? I have 29 yrs helping Couples change resentment to resiliency. Learn pillars of a secure attachment & ensure a cooperative future together. Resentments are a slow, rusty corrosive to the joy between you. Learn solutions and get emotional relief to long held tensions. My training is in communication, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence & positive relationship skills. My sessions have a safe, optimistic atmosphere. Our sessions will be relaxed, informative & non judgmental.
Couples therapy with a focus on Resentment Recovery will help you break bad habits, work through past mistakes, manage stress, improve emotional control, make better choices & refresh your outlook on each other. I have a large dedicated website to Couples Therapy. Visit it for in-depth info on who I am and how I can help you. Email is best way to reach me.
PLEASE NOTE..I am an Out of Network Provider only. Fee options & package deals are on my website. $30 discount on Video Sessions. Warm regards, Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD LMFT
Relationship Help
“Hi, welcome! $40 discount on video sessions. Here to help. 27 yrs experience helping clients in the LA area. Evenings & Sundays available. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $154 - $195
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anger reduction
  • Anthem
  • Avoid emotional damage
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Couples Therapy
  • Creating Marriages that Last
  • Evenings & Sundays also open
  • I am an out of network provider for PPO's
  • I offer Flexible Session Structure and Fee Options
  • I offer Free consultations via email.
  • I offer PreMarital Package Deals on my website
  • I provide insurance Super Bill
  • Note: Out of Network Only
  • PreMarital Counseling
  • Relationship Help
  • Resentment Recovery
  • Various Fee Options available on my website
  • Video sessions $30 discount
  • Video sessions Couples Therapy
  • Out of Network
I am an "Out of Network Provide" only. Email for details on what that means & how it works. Fee options & package deals are on my website.
Email me or call (310) 879-5184 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 29 Years
  • License: California / LMFT29944
  • School: Master/Doctorate/Antioch/AU
  • Year Graduated: 1989
Certified in Couples Communication, Emotional Intelligence & Conflict Resolution. Special Skills in Couples Therapy, Marriage & Premarital.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: UCLA Center for Pre-Hospital Care / Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certificate Date: 1993
  • Certificate: Red Cross International Trauma Counseling / DeBriefing First Responders
  • Certificate Date: 1998

Relationship Help's Groups

Intimacy and Sex Therapy for Committed Couples

Group now closed, please check back Summer of 2021. Thanks!

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Living with an ADHD Partner

Group now closed, please check back Summer of 2021.. Thanks!

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Preparing for Parenthood

Group now closed, please check back Summer of 2021. Thanks!

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Location

Couples Counseling Santa Monica
1452 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 879-5184
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Couples Counseling Woodland Hills
23241 Ventura Blvd, Ste 302
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(310) 879-5184
Specialties
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Positive Relationship Skills
  • Pre Martial Counseling, Resentment Recovery,
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: $30 discount on video sessions. and Diversity welcome
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Couples Communication
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Positive Psychology
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Relationship Help

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CPC