Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
Sexual Abuse
(424) 326-0125
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Sexual Abuse
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Therapy is a deeply personal, multifaceted journey inward in an already complex world. To those who choose to venture down this road, the process can leave one feeling emotional and vulnerable, but it will also be healing, enlightening and enriching. Taking steps down this path is a virtuous act and I am here to honor you and your process. Together we will gently explore what may be causing you pain. Healing is at the heart of my practice - what you will experience with me is empathy, non-judgmental compassion, and authenticity. My therapeutic style is warm, energetic and engaged.
Sexual Abuse
(747) 204-3313
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sexual Abuse
Therapy is a deeply personal, multifaceted journey inward in an already complex world. To those who choose to venture down this road, the process can leave one feeling emotional and vulnerable, but it will also be healing, enlightening and enriching. Taking steps down this path is a virtuous act and I am here to honor you and your process. Together we will gently explore what may be causing you pain. Healing is at the heart of my practice - what you will experience with me is empathy, non-judgmental compassion, and authenticity. My therapeutic style is warm, energetic and engaged.
Photo of Alexis Damon Ribaut, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I hold a supportive presence for individuals, young adults/adults ages 18-50 years, dealing with issues related to Stress, Infertility, anxiety, relationships, and self-esteem, in these challenging and transitional times. I believe in helping the client understand where they are in the moment and creating an environment that will enable them to discover the answers; answers that they hold within themselves, answers that will support their ability to self-heal.There are times in our lives when a supportive and empathetic presence can be what is needed in order to see what is within.
Sexual Abuse
(424) 329-5764
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Sexual Abuse
I hold a supportive presence for individuals, young adults/adults ages 18-50 years, dealing with issues related to Stress, Infertility, anxiety, relationships, and self-esteem, in these challenging and transitional times. I believe in helping the client understand where they are in the moment and creating an environment that will enable them to discover the answers; answers that they hold within themselves, answers that will support their ability to self-heal.There are times in our lives when a supportive and empathetic presence can be what is needed in order to see what is within.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Sexual Abuse
(310) 896-5932
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Sexual Abuse
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
Sexual Abuse
(424) 570-6049
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sexual Abuse
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My focus is Women with Complicated Childhoods who are struggling today, and with people who have suffered recent trauma; illness, loss, betrayal, injury or violence. I founded MissingCurriculum.com to assist you to build, or rebuild, a solid psychological foundation & a personal belief system that sustains you. Learn new tools to achieve goals & ambitions. These are the building blocks to living an inspired life. Enjoy the expansion of Post Traumatic Growth!
Sexual Abuse
(424) 570-1027
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sexual Abuse
My focus is Women with Complicated Childhoods who are struggling today, and with people who have suffered recent trauma; illness, loss, betrayal, injury or violence. I founded MissingCurriculum.com to assist you to build, or rebuild, a solid psychological foundation & a personal belief system that sustains you. Learn new tools to achieve goals & ambitions. These are the building blocks to living an inspired life. Enjoy the expansion of Post Traumatic Growth!
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Who you are: Between the ages of 25 and 45. Life is "good" ~ not great. You have a sense that things should be a certain way, but they aren't. There is a gap. The gap may be clear ~ it may not. What is clear is that what has worked up until this point won't get you to where you want to be. You are ready for a change.
Sexual Abuse
(805) 430-3864
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sexual Abuse
Who you are: Between the ages of 25 and 45. Life is "good" ~ not great. You have a sense that things should be a certain way, but they aren't. There is a gap. The gap may be clear ~ it may not. What is clear is that what has worked up until this point won't get you to where you want to be. You are ready for a change.
Photo of Cheryl B Lanktree, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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.
Sexual Abuse
(213) 701-1149
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Sexual Abuse
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.
Photo of Monica Farassat, Psy.D., Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CGP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Sexual Abuse
(310) 737-8975
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Sexual Abuse
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Photo of Minoo Saeedvafa, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
It seems like nothing you say gets through to them anymore. When the one you care most about doesn't seem to listen, it's frightening and isolating. Sometimes just talking to an objective person helps you find a way to live a better life, resolve problems, and make better decisions. Suffering originates from not knowing what to do with life’s challenges. Every person needs guidance to leave behind the confusion of the current situation to breakthrough to a future clarity. It's not too late to learn the skills that can get you off to a fresh start. It's time to break those unproductive patterns and replace them with healthier ones.
Sexual Abuse
(310) 339-7667
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sexual Abuse
It seems like nothing you say gets through to them anymore. When the one you care most about doesn't seem to listen, it's frightening and isolating. Sometimes just talking to an objective person helps you find a way to live a better life, resolve problems, and make better decisions. Suffering originates from not knowing what to do with life’s challenges. Every person needs guidance to leave behind the confusion of the current situation to breakthrough to a future clarity. It's not too late to learn the skills that can get you off to a fresh start. It's time to break those unproductive patterns and replace them with healthier ones.
Photo of Linda Haack, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
PROBLEMS?? Let's talk SOULUTIONS!! My private practice offers both an in office setting, West Los Angeles area, or the convenience of Teletherapy sessions. The flexibility of Teletherapy sessions saves on your drive time & eliminates uncomfortable "psych" office waiting rooms. Teens, adults, couples & families have an opportunity to recieve the help they need in a safe comfortable setting at a time best for you! I am interested in assisting you with your conflicts, creating a healthier happier lifestyle for yourself and your relationships. Feel free to call me 858-451-0771 to get you the help you need.
Sexual Abuse
(858) 451-0771
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Sexual Abuse
PROBLEMS?? Let's talk SOULUTIONS!! My private practice offers both an in office setting, West Los Angeles area, or the convenience of Teletherapy sessions. The flexibility of Teletherapy sessions saves on your drive time & eliminates uncomfortable "psych" office waiting rooms. Teens, adults, couples & families have an opportunity to recieve the help they need in a safe comfortable setting at a time best for you! I am interested in assisting you with your conflicts, creating a healthier happier lifestyle for yourself and your relationships. Feel free to call me 858-451-0771 to get you the help you need.
Photo of Emily Jenchura, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or the effects of trauma and not know where to start? My practice helps individuals to gain clearer insight to themselves, their struggles, and their goals, and to make changes that can cascade to multiple areas of their lives. Whether navigating a life transition, stress or burnout, a relationship, or unhealthy patterns, my approach is to adapt treatment to meet each person’s concerns. My first priority is to cultivate a supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment so you feel comfortable sharing your concerns and doing the difficult work of healing.
Sexual Abuse
(424) 235-8082
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Sexual Abuse
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or the effects of trauma and not know where to start? My practice helps individuals to gain clearer insight to themselves, their struggles, and their goals, and to make changes that can cascade to multiple areas of their lives. Whether navigating a life transition, stress or burnout, a relationship, or unhealthy patterns, my approach is to adapt treatment to meet each person’s concerns. My first priority is to cultivate a supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment so you feel comfortable sharing your concerns and doing the difficult work of healing.
Photo of Suzanne C Hebert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DM Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Stress has increased while social distancing, I can help. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative and I specialize in helping you with trauma recovery, depression, adolescence, gender issues, and coping with significant life changes. I will work with you to decrease suffering and increase the quality of your relationships at home, work, and goals affecting overall life satisfaction. In the process, I will help you determine what matters most in your life and assist in moving beyond obstacles and engaging in activities you value. I strongly believe that everyone can make positive and lasting changes.
Sexual Abuse
(774) 220-3205
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sexual Abuse
Stress has increased while social distancing, I can help. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative and I specialize in helping you with trauma recovery, depression, adolescence, gender issues, and coping with significant life changes. I will work with you to decrease suffering and increase the quality of your relationships at home, work, and goals affecting overall life satisfaction. In the process, I will help you determine what matters most in your life and assist in moving beyond obstacles and engaging in activities you value. I strongly believe that everyone can make positive and lasting changes.
Photo of Meggie Purpura, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment, encouraging you to deeply explore your life experiences and identify where and how to create positive change. Together we will work towards healing hurt and trauma from your past. I will gently push you to challenge outdated belief systems that may be keeping you stuck or creating disharmony in your relationships. With curiosity and compassion, I hope to uncover your authentic needs, strengths, and personal values to help you grow towards a more meaningful life.
Sexual Abuse
(310) 742-1727
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sexual Abuse
I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment, encouraging you to deeply explore your life experiences and identify where and how to create positive change. Together we will work towards healing hurt and trauma from your past. I will gently push you to challenge outdated belief systems that may be keeping you stuck or creating disharmony in your relationships. With curiosity and compassion, I hope to uncover your authentic needs, strengths, and personal values to help you grow towards a more meaningful life.
Photo of Cheryl Grant, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP, CSAT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Over the years working in a variety of settings with many types of people I have found my niche is working with people who have lasting effects from childhood trauma, addictions and compulsive behaviors, and difficulties in relationships. Clients tell me that my ability to stay consistent, calm, and grounded helps them slow down so they can connect to their body - feel their emotions - and experience themselves more whole and alive. Since 2004 I have worked with people with problematic sexual behavior and their loved ones as a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) using trauma therapies and Pat Carnes Task Centered Approach.
Sexual Abuse
(310) 504-1289
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Sexual Abuse
Over the years working in a variety of settings with many types of people I have found my niche is working with people who have lasting effects from childhood trauma, addictions and compulsive behaviors, and difficulties in relationships. Clients tell me that my ability to stay consistent, calm, and grounded helps them slow down so they can connect to their body - feel their emotions - and experience themselves more whole and alive. Since 2004 I have worked with people with problematic sexual behavior and their loved ones as a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) using trauma therapies and Pat Carnes Task Centered Approach.
Photo of Shannon M. Kalberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Everyone experiences challenges from time to time, but when the tough times are starting to outweigh the good times or you keep seeing the same patterns repeat over and over in your life, you may want to consider seeking help. I am here not to give you advice, but to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you've always wanted.
Sexual Abuse
(310) 906-4176
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Sexual Abuse
Everyone experiences challenges from time to time, but when the tough times are starting to outweigh the good times or you keep seeing the same patterns repeat over and over in your life, you may want to consider seeking help. I am here not to give you advice, but to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you've always wanted.
Photo of Erin Joyce, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Whether you are seeking help to address current challenges, resolve longerstanding issues, or improve your overall emotional health, I believe therapy can be beneficial for everyone. I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual therapy for adults and couple therapy.
Sexual Abuse
(424) 252-6753
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sexual Abuse
Whether you are seeking help to address current challenges, resolve longerstanding issues, or improve your overall emotional health, I believe therapy can be beneficial for everyone. I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual therapy for adults and couple therapy.
Photo of Kerri D Johnson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 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.
Sexual Abuse
(424) 254-1729
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sexual Abuse
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.
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Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSSA, ACSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker specializing in sex-related issues. I work with men, women and couples in a collaborative effort to identify, process and heal areas such as religious guilt, problems with intimacy and couples’ sex therapy, as well as providing solutions to sexual issues like erectile dysfunction and vaginismus. No one should have to face these challenges alone. My passion is to help my clients dismantle shame and create loving, healthy relationships with themselves, their bodies and with sex. I take my time to truly get to know each of my clients and individually tailor your therapeutic journey.
Sexual Abuse
(310) 361-8693
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Sexual Abuse
I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker specializing in sex-related issues. I work with men, women and couples in a collaborative effort to identify, process and heal areas such as religious guilt, problems with intimacy and couples’ sex therapy, as well as providing solutions to sexual issues like erectile dysfunction and vaginismus. No one should have to face these challenges alone. My passion is to help my clients dismantle shame and create loving, healthy relationships with themselves, their bodies and with sex. I take my time to truly get to know each of my clients and individually tailor your therapeutic journey.
Photo of Shelley Pusich, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I have been in practice for 30 years. I earned a B.A. from UCLA in Philosophy, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. I have extensive training in Hypnosis and am certified in EMDR since l994. I use these modalities for the problems and issues listed below. I am an artist, and work with artists of all kinds, helping to unblock creativity and help focus their work. I have taught psychology and philosophy classes at local colleges for many years and I also supervise interns in my private practice and at Antioch University Counseling Center.
Sexual Abuse
(310) 895-9006
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Sexual Abuse
I have been in practice for 30 years. I earned a B.A. from UCLA in Philosophy, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. I have extensive training in Hypnosis and am certified in EMDR since l994. I use these modalities for the problems and issues listed below. I am an artist, and work with artists of all kinds, helping to unblock creativity and help focus their work. I have taught psychology and philosophy classes at local colleges for many years and I also supervise interns in my private practice and at Antioch University Counseling Center.

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Sexual Abuse Therapists
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a therapist that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in Santa Monica or for Santa Monica sexual abuse counseling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse therapists, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse counselors. Therapists can help with child abuse in Santa Monica and sexual violence in Santa Monica. An Santa Monica therapist can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.

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.