Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with lengthy training acquired at top facilities (The Menninger Clinic, Baylor Medical School, Miami Children's Hospital, LSU Medical School, Pepperdine University, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute), and have managed a successful practice for over a decade using evidence-based (scientifically approved) approaches. As a long-term resident and clinician in Los Angeles, I understand the struggle for time. In addition to in-office appointments, I also offer Telehealth sessions. Further, I have established relationships with reputable professionals in the community to provide additional resources."
School Issues
(424) 209-8190
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with lengthy training acquired at top facilities (The Menninger Clinic, Baylor Medical School, Miami Children's Hospital, LSU Medical School, Pepperdine University, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute), and have managed a successful practice for over a decade using evidence-based (scientifically approved) approaches. As a long-term resident and clinician in Los Angeles, I understand the struggle for time. In addition to in-office appointments, I also offer Telehealth sessions. Further, I have established relationships with reputable professionals in the community to provide additional resources."
Ryan Blivas
CADAC, i
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90406
"Ryan Blivas is the co-founder of Key Transitions. He has worked with teens in High School and young adults since 2012. Ryan is a sought after speaker and advocate for teens in Los Angeles. Ryan's ability to get teens to find themselves and develop purpose has been featured on CBS News. Ryan was a Div. 1 tennis player and has personally experienced a lot of the issues his clients are facing. Ryan currently serves on the board of the United Jewish Federation's Brentwood Country Club division. He is also Event Chair for Safe Place for Youth."
School Issues
(310) 500-2807
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90406
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"Ryan Blivas is the co-founder of Key Transitions. He has worked with teens in High School and young adults since 2012. Ryan is a sought after speaker and advocate for teens in Los Angeles. Ryan's ability to get teens to find themselves and develop purpose has been featured on CBS News. Ryan was a Div. 1 tennis player and has personally experienced a lot of the issues his clients are facing. Ryan currently serves on the board of the United Jewish Federation's Brentwood Country Club division. He is also Event Chair for Safe Place for Youth."
Marc Lynn, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"I specialize in working with COUPLES IN CRISIS, as well as with Men who are having difficulties in their relationships. I help couples navigate safely and WTHOUT BLAME through relational issues such as reactivity, betrayal, and intimacy issues and work towards a dialogue where both people feel seen and heard. In our work I come from a place that does not see people as problems but rather are suffering the effects of problems."
School Issues
(424) 250-0972
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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"I specialize in working with COUPLES IN CRISIS, as well as with Men who are having difficulties in their relationships. I help couples navigate safely and WTHOUT BLAME through relational issues such as reactivity, betrayal, and intimacy issues and work towards a dialogue where both people feel seen and heard. In our work I come from a place that does not see people as problems but rather are suffering the effects of problems."
Sum Yee Wang, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90404
"As an Asian woman who has straddled two cultures for many years, I have a deep understanding of the struggles Asian women and men face in relationships, family life, and the workplace. I also know that our unique cultural history and cultural norms can present so many obstacles to healing emotional injuries and finding emotional health. If you are feeling lonely and isolated, anxious and guilty, inadequate, overwhelmed, conflicted, or depressed, I understand. And I have the experience to help you find concrete, practical solutions to these emotional challenges, yielding timely results. I am fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English."
School Issues
(310) 943-9008
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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"As an Asian woman who has straddled two cultures for many years, I have a deep understanding of the struggles Asian women and men face in relationships, family life, and the workplace. I also know that our unique cultural history and cultural norms can present so many obstacles to healing emotional injuries and finding emotional health. If you are feeling lonely and isolated, anxious and guilty, inadequate, overwhelmed, conflicted, or depressed, I understand. And I have the experience to help you find concrete, practical solutions to these emotional challenges, yielding timely results. I am fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English."
Rachel Dworkin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Nurturing, strength-based and compassionate, I am an active and directive participant in my clients' work. We together will identify what brings you to treatment, be it depression, anxiety, PTSD, a history of abuse, or simply discomfort. We will articulate where in your life you are struggling- interpersonally, at work, in school, with your family or in your marriage, and develop goals to relieve that distress. It can be challenging to choose to participate in therapy, and I work to create a safe, honest and productive environment so we can engage and address the issues that are challenging you."
School Issues
(646) 762-7506
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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School Issues
"Nurturing, strength-based and compassionate, I am an active and directive participant in my clients' work. We together will identify what brings you to treatment, be it depression, anxiety, PTSD, a history of abuse, or simply discomfort. We will articulate where in your life you are struggling- interpersonally, at work, in school, with your family or in your marriage, and develop goals to relieve that distress. It can be challenging to choose to participate in therapy, and I work to create a safe, honest and productive environment so we can engage and address the issues that are challenging you."
Kerri D Johnson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Feeling depressed, anxious, uncertain of what path to take next? Feeling lost, alone, or unsure of yourself? These are all common concerns that my clients face daily, and have come to understand their source by working in a safe collaborative space in therapy. Many of my clients are at a cross roads whether it be leaving their parents home, trying to launch from college, deciding whether or not to get married, have a baby, or change careers or retire. Therapy can help with any transition. In a supportive, collaborative environment we will discover what blocks you from growing and thriving."
School Issues
(424) 254-1729
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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School Issues
"Feeling depressed, anxious, uncertain of what path to take next? Feeling lost, alone, or unsure of yourself? These are all common concerns that my clients face daily, and have come to understand their source by working in a safe collaborative space in therapy. Many of my clients are at a cross roads whether it be leaving their parents home, trying to launch from college, deciding whether or not to get married, have a baby, or change careers or retire. Therapy can help with any transition. In a supportive, collaborative environment we will discover what blocks you from growing and thriving."
Natalie Kazarian, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Beginning therapy takes courage and you've already taken the first step. My goal is to help you create a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe space to work collaboratively with you. I will listen and use my knowledge base to help address the parts of your life that feel challenging. I work in both short term and long term treatment modalities."
School Issues
(559) 761-1474
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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School Issues
"Beginning therapy takes courage and you've already taken the first step. My goal is to help you create a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe space to work collaboratively with you. I will listen and use my knowledge base to help address the parts of your life that feel challenging. I work in both short term and long term treatment modalities."
Vicki Rothman M.S. - Career Counselor,
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"My goal when working with you is to help you learn more about yourself and the world of work through career assessments and in-depth conversations. I assist you in discovering fields of interest where you can transfer existing skills, or guide you in determining what you will need to transition to a new field. Together we identify your personal and work values so you can make an informed decision about whether a field or position you are exploring will conflict with your values. I administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, for couples who want a more successful relationship."
School Issues
(323) 746-8192
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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"My goal when working with you is to help you learn more about yourself and the world of work through career assessments and in-depth conversations. I assist you in discovering fields of interest where you can transfer existing skills, or guide you in determining what you will need to transition to a new field. Together we identify your personal and work values so you can make an informed decision about whether a field or position you are exploring will conflict with your values. I administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, for couples who want a more successful relationship."
Luca Bosurgi,
DHyp, LCCH, MSBH, CH
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90404
"What I do: I help my clients gaining emotional freedom, clearing anxiety, depression, addiction and fear, improving their performance and allowing happiness in their life. How I do it: with a groundbreaking therapy under hypnosis that I successfully developed with 25 years of clinical research and over 3,000 clients. This includes, mind fitness, life coaching and spiritual counseling. My clients are people determined to access their full potential in their work, relationships, sport, creativity and spiritual life. Free 30 minutes consultation. Mind Fitness sessions in-person or via phone. http://lucabosurgi.com."
School Issues
(424) 253-4554
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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School Issues
"What I do: I help my clients gaining emotional freedom, clearing anxiety, depression, addiction and fear, improving their performance and allowing happiness in their life. How I do it: with a groundbreaking therapy under hypnosis that I successfully developed with 25 years of clinical research and over 3,000 clients. This includes, mind fitness, life coaching and spiritual counseling. My clients are people determined to access their full potential in their work, relationships, sport, creativity and spiritual life. Free 30 minutes consultation. Mind Fitness sessions in-person or via phone. http://lucabosurgi.com."
Mark W. Baker, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am the Executive Director of the La Vie Center which has 40 therapists in two locations and was established in 1980. We have a wide range of specialties and fees, and because of the size of our group we are able to carefully match each client with a therapist that is personally best for them. We have experienced therapists on staff, Christian therapists on staff, offer a free initial consultation and have a sliding scale."
School Issues
(310) 453-5090
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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School Issues
"I am the Executive Director of the La Vie Center which has 40 therapists in two locations and was established in 1980. We have a wide range of specialties and fees, and because of the size of our group we are able to carefully match each client with a therapist that is personally best for them. We have experienced therapists on staff, Christian therapists on staff, offer a free initial consultation and have a sliding scale."
Annie Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"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."
School Issues
(310) 740-9821
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
School Issues
"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."
Kadie Bogart, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Being a kid is today’s world can be tough and helping your little one navigate through the struggles and hardships as a parent, can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s where I come in. As a licensed professional therapist with over 6 years of private practice experience, I specialize in child and adolescent behaviors, parenting skills, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I have a passion for helping children and parents realize their full potential by educating and working with them on issues that may be holding them back. "
School Issues
(424) 275-2562
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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School Issues
"Being a kid is today’s world can be tough and helping your little one navigate through the struggles and hardships as a parent, can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s where I come in. As a licensed professional therapist with over 6 years of private practice experience, I specialize in child and adolescent behaviors, parenting skills, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I have a passion for helping children and parents realize their full potential by educating and working with them on issues that may be holding them back. "
Elizabeth J. Kim,
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"At EJK Behavioral Consultation, we specialize in services for kids, teens and young adults with various behavior concerns. Our treatments are based on evidence-based strategies that have been proven to work. We believe that every individual deserves to have a vital life that is meaningful, nurturing and value-driven. Our services are strongly based on principals of cognitive behavioral science, which includes applied behavior analysis (ABA) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With over 25 years of experience, we are passionate about life transformation. "
School Issues
(424) 395-3318
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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School Issues
"At EJK Behavioral Consultation, we specialize in services for kids, teens and young adults with various behavior concerns. Our treatments are based on evidence-based strategies that have been proven to work. We believe that every individual deserves to have a vital life that is meaningful, nurturing and value-driven. Our services are strongly based on principals of cognitive behavioral science, which includes applied behavior analysis (ABA) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With over 25 years of experience, we are passionate about life transformation. "
Isabel Alex Rothschild, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90405
"As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I provide a safe therapeutic environment with a focus on developing life long skills. Together, we will formulate your goals and strive towards greater self-acceptance. Let's work in collaboration with a kind curiosity on this journey of self-discovery."
School Issues
(323) 716-1517
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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School Issues
"As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I provide a safe therapeutic environment with a focus on developing life long skills. Together, we will formulate your goals and strive towards greater self-acceptance. Let's work in collaboration with a kind curiosity on this journey of self-discovery."
Jacqueline Nolan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"There are times where we either see ourselves or our children struggling, and we are left feeling like we don't know where to turn for answers or help. This is where psychological testing can be a great resource for getting answers, determining needs, and gaining recommendations for future support. Whether it is a child that just "doesn't fit" in a classroom setting or an adult that has found certain work or social environments challenging- psychological testing can provide an understanding of your unique needs and how to maximize your potential."
School Issues
(818) 485-4506
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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School Issues
"There are times where we either see ourselves or our children struggling, and we are left feeling like we don't know where to turn for answers or help. This is where psychological testing can be a great resource for getting answers, determining needs, and gaining recommendations for future support. Whether it is a child that just "doesn't fit" in a classroom setting or an adult that has found certain work or social environments challenging- psychological testing can provide an understanding of your unique needs and how to maximize your potential."
Margie Mirell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Sometimes we need to talk it out. Not for sympathy, but to find truth that guides us to our purpose and peace within ourselves. Struggling with self-conflict or with others? I use several methodologies: Brainspotting for trauma, Imago Relationship Therapy, Grief Recovery. I teach you to avoid pain, change behavior patterns, and dialogue with Safer Conversations for more creative, productive, and healing solutions. Her clients say, "I wish I had seen you before! Your depth of knowledge, empathy, and understanding of the real world have helped me build resiliency for my life's challenges, creating a sense of inner peace and joy.""
School Issues
(310) 773-0391
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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School Issues
"Sometimes we need to talk it out. Not for sympathy, but to find truth that guides us to our purpose and peace within ourselves. Struggling with self-conflict or with others? I use several methodologies: Brainspotting for trauma, Imago Relationship Therapy, Grief Recovery. I teach you to avoid pain, change behavior patterns, and dialogue with Safer Conversations for more creative, productive, and healing solutions. Her clients say, "I wish I had seen you before! Your depth of knowledge, empathy, and understanding of the real world have helped me build resiliency for my life's challenges, creating a sense of inner peace and joy.""
Amada Battista, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I will collaborate with you in developing problem-solving skills to enhance the coping strategies that will help you deal with depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and other anxiety-producing experiences. I focus on understanding your symptoms within the context of your interpersonal relationships."
School Issues
(424) 383-7690
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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School Issues
"As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I will collaborate with you in developing problem-solving skills to enhance the coping strategies that will help you deal with depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and other anxiety-producing experiences. I focus on understanding your symptoms within the context of your interpersonal relationships."
Katarina Matolek, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"A warm welcome to KM Holistic Psychotherapy! I start by creating a safe space to guide you on a journey of self-discovery. I treasure that our minds, bodies, spirits, and relationships are fastened together and are affected by one another in a close manner. I'll address each of those personal facets with you to help you emerge holistically with a therapeutic style that is drawn from various approaches such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Jung Analysis, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting (BSP.)"
School Issues
(855) 872-9425
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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"A warm welcome to KM Holistic Psychotherapy! I start by creating a safe space to guide you on a journey of self-discovery. I treasure that our minds, bodies, spirits, and relationships are fastened together and are affected by one another in a close manner. I'll address each of those personal facets with you to help you emerge holistically with a therapeutic style that is drawn from various approaches such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Jung Analysis, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting (BSP.)"
Marie Espy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am offering an opportunity to intensify focus on what is inside by moving through what is outside: metaphorically and in reality. Nestled in a safe office space in Santa Monica, we will address your life through talk therapy, art, meaning-making, imagery, poetry, and symbolism. In the space of the Santa Monica Mountains, we will hike through the pain and poetry with a specific dose of eco-psychology. I have been a therapist for 6 years, focusing on trauma relief, depression, body dysmorphia, child intervention, and addiction. Offering sliding scale and bi-weekly sessions additionally. "
School Issues
(310) 736-4594
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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"I am offering an opportunity to intensify focus on what is inside by moving through what is outside: metaphorically and in reality. Nestled in a safe office space in Santa Monica, we will address your life through talk therapy, art, meaning-making, imagery, poetry, and symbolism. In the space of the Santa Monica Mountains, we will hike through the pain and poetry with a specific dose of eco-psychology. I have been a therapist for 6 years, focusing on trauma relief, depression, body dysmorphia, child intervention, and addiction. Offering sliding scale and bi-weekly sessions additionally. "
Shelly K Stee, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"My approach to therapy is grounded in Post Modern Narrative Theory, which emphasizes client strengths in the collaborative creation of a client's preferred life. I am passionate about creating hope and collaborating with clients to effectuate change. I work with individuals, couples and families."
School Issues
(310) 846-8126
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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"My approach to therapy is grounded in Post Modern Narrative Theory, which emphasizes client strengths in the collaborative creation of a client's preferred life. I am passionate about creating hope and collaborating with clients to effectuate change. I work with individuals, couples and families."

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School Issues (Academic Underachievement, Academic Counseling) Therapists
Students underachieve in school for a variety of reasons. Motivational problems, ADHD, and learning disabilities can all be a challenge to any parent. Child therapists, child psychologists, or school psychologists in Santa Monica can help to assess a child's needs and offer much needed help.

Academic counselors in Santa Monica help with learning issues, child education issues or ADD (attention deficit). They can work with academic underachievers who are quite bright, gifted and intelligent, as well as with children with developmental disabilities (i.e. disabilities students). Additionally, Santa Monica Therapists work with nonverbal learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and reading difficulties.

Children with problems at school, or who are failing at school in Santa Monica all have specific and unique instructional needs. A good Santa Monica academic counselor or school counselor will provide the individualized attention and support a student needs to succeed.

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.

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.