Sam Hopper

Psychologist, PhD

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Sam Hopper

Psychologist, PhD

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

3201 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 252-3280
Offers online therapy

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Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 252-3280
Announcement icon Most of my practice has moved to video sessions on line. Video on line therapy is convenient, and equally effective as in office sessions.

About

My ideal client is aware that some primary positive feeling has changed. The positive feeling has suddenly, or over time, become negative and painful. Because of this change, he or she may have reluctantly given up on a long term goal, or may be in the midsts of a divorce where there was once loving contentment that has disappeared. Sometimes the pain is so severe that the Client considers ending his or her life. No matter what the circumstance, this Client is longing for relief from the pain. The Client needs a Therapist who can, incrementally over time, help to alleviate the pain and begin a more positive approach to living life.
I believe that how we feel, affects how we function; and how we function, in turn, can affect our feelings. I will assess as accurately as possible, how my client is feeling. We will then analyze the interaction between feelings and functioning; the goal being to use effort to improve functioning and then observe if feelings improve significantly.
Perhaps I've been where you are now. Certainly not exactly where you are, but it was a time when I realized something had shifted deep inside me. For the first time in my life I needed help. You may be having a similar or less urgent experience. I say this to convey to you that though you may feel uncomfortable seeking help, it may be exactly what will help!
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Sam Hopper
“What I offer is the result of many years of sincere self exploration inspired by the notion that to help others, I must first help myself.”

Finances

  • Session Fee: $125 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $125 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Out of Network
I work with insurance companies through Office Ally.
Email me or call (424) 252-3280 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: California / PSY32433
  • School: California Coast University
  • Year Graduated: 2008
I am older, wiser, and better equipped to help, not in comparison to my colleagues, but definitely in comparison to myself 20 years ago!

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Los Angeles County Psychological Association / None Given
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Location

3201 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 252-3280
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 252-3280
Specialties
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Long term therapy 1yr+ vs short term therapy <1yr?
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Intervention
  • Intuitive Therapy based on T's self-exploration
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 27 Jan 2023
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Sam Hopper

Psychologist, PhD