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.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(323) 747-1809
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
As a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I embrace success in working with clients by utilizing integrative forms of psychotherapy that harmonize well to their specific needs, motivation, and treatment goals. My active engagement encompasses Emotion Regulation Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and meditation interventions.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 612-2998
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
As a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I embrace success in working with clients by utilizing integrative forms of psychotherapy that harmonize well to their specific needs, motivation, and treatment goals. My active engagement encompasses Emotion Regulation Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and meditation interventions.
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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.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(424) 352-7605
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 340-2835
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
In need of sex therapy? Lack of desire? A sex-starved marriage? Sex/porn addiction? Just not on the same page as your partner? As a Sexuality Specialist and CSAT, I have successfully treated clients struggling with many different sexual problems (Men: erectile dysfunction, rapid/premature/delayed ejaculation. Women: low desire, painful intercourse, vaginismus/vulvadynia. Either: sexual inexperience, sexual anorexia, childhood sexual traumas including incest). I often use EMDR to resolve underlying traumas. I have researched and taught at UCLA, SMC, The University of Chicago, DePaul and have been a sexuality expert on NBC, ABC and KCAL 9 news.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 601-6882
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
In need of sex therapy? Lack of desire? A sex-starved marriage? Sex/porn addiction? Just not on the same page as your partner? As a Sexuality Specialist and CSAT, I have successfully treated clients struggling with many different sexual problems (Men: erectile dysfunction, rapid/premature/delayed ejaculation. Women: low desire, painful intercourse, vaginismus/vulvadynia. Either: sexual inexperience, sexual anorexia, childhood sexual traumas including incest). I often use EMDR to resolve underlying traumas. I have researched and taught at UCLA, SMC, The University of Chicago, DePaul and have been a sexuality expert on NBC, ABC and KCAL 9 news.
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.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(424) 270-1773
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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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Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
If you or your child suffer from OCD or other anxiety disorders, you're not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, yet most sufferers don't receive proper, evidence-based treatment. OCD/anxiety can cause problems socially, academically, professionally, and create chaos with family members. The good news is that there is help. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has repeatedly shown to be the most effective approach for defeating OCD and anxiety. CBT creates new neuro-pathways by changing the way you think and behave. It's basically exercise for the brain. The more you flex those brain muscles, the stronger you become.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 268-1888
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
If you or your child suffer from OCD or other anxiety disorders, you're not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, yet most sufferers don't receive proper, evidence-based treatment. OCD/anxiety can cause problems socially, academically, professionally, and create chaos with family members. The good news is that there is help. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has repeatedly shown to be the most effective approach for defeating OCD and anxiety. CBT creates new neuro-pathways by changing the way you think and behave. It's basically exercise for the brain. The more you flex those brain muscles, the stronger you become.
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.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(424) 396-0731
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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 Ali (Alexandria) Wolfe-Grady, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MACP, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 608-3474
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
Photo of Mary Ann Rege, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, TMF Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You have your share of life stress. There's almost no way to get around it in our fast-paced culture where work is exhausting, relationships and family require attention, and to-do lists are endless. You're going through the daily grind, juggling lots of balls, and trying to keep people satisfied. Meanwhile, you're coming unglued. You start losing your cool with others, become paralyzed with fear, or want to run away from it all. You might be exhausted, edgy, or have trouble concentrating. Maybe you self-soothe in unhealthy ways. You're tired of this but don't know what to do. This is where I come in and our work together begins.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(424) 353-2465
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
You have your share of life stress. There's almost no way to get around it in our fast-paced culture where work is exhausting, relationships and family require attention, and to-do lists are endless. You're going through the daily grind, juggling lots of balls, and trying to keep people satisfied. Meanwhile, you're coming unglued. You start losing your cool with others, become paralyzed with fear, or want to run away from it all. You might be exhausted, edgy, or have trouble concentrating. Maybe you self-soothe in unhealthy ways. You're tired of this but don't know what to do. This is where I come in and our work together begins.
Photo of Debra Brunsten, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help you cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also provide support for crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk, narrative, somatic therapies, as well as EMDR (trauma work), to help you decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance your creativity and productivity. My approach is very conversational, interactive and pro-active. In contrast to heavy analysis, I strive to uncover and cultivate my client's strengths, abilities and values to help them overcome their problems.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 494-7039
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help you cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also provide support for crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk, narrative, somatic therapies, as well as EMDR (trauma work), to help you decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance your creativity and productivity. My approach is very conversational, interactive and pro-active. In contrast to heavy analysis, I strive to uncover and cultivate my client's strengths, abilities and values to help them overcome their problems.
Photo of Sherry Shakoori-Nasseri, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 928-9253
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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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.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(213) 267-6620
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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.
Photo of Jennifer Musselman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
LIFE CAN BE TOUGH. Who has your back? Are you bored in your life or career? Do you feel alone and lonely, despite that you love your partner and your two adorable kids? Are you the last single one left in your group and are questioning if you will ever meet the love of your life? Do you feel misunderstood, not good enough, scared? Are you escaping your feelings with drugs and alcohol, elaborate vacations, shopping, work? What plays out in your personal life plays out in your work life, causing stress, depression and anxiety.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 421-2985
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
LIFE CAN BE TOUGH. Who has your back? Are you bored in your life or career? Do you feel alone and lonely, despite that you love your partner and your two adorable kids? Are you the last single one left in your group and are questioning if you will ever meet the love of your life? Do you feel misunderstood, not good enough, scared? Are you escaping your feelings with drugs and alcohol, elaborate vacations, shopping, work? What plays out in your personal life plays out in your work life, causing stress, depression and anxiety.
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.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(917) 689-1033
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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, BA, MA, MAT, PhD(c) Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
If you have sought therapists and psychiatrists over the years and you feel like they have either not been helpful, and/or that you have hit a psychological block, try moving in a new direction. I use many alternative modalities to help with: Trauma, Addiction, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Couple's Issues and Marital Problems. Therapeutically guided plant medicine is the "20/20" of the future. Hindsight is not foresight! Jump ahead in life by collaborating with a psychotherapist who has almost 15 years experience.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(619) 639-9824
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
If you have sought therapists and psychiatrists over the years and you feel like they have either not been helpful, and/or that you have hit a psychological block, try moving in a new direction. I use many alternative modalities to help with: Trauma, Addiction, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Couple's Issues and Marital Problems. Therapeutically guided plant medicine is the "20/20" of the future. Hindsight is not foresight! Jump ahead in life by collaborating with a psychotherapist who has almost 15 years experience.
Photo of Marie Freschl, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Life continuously moves in all directions and can often impact the space we are in. Whether it is complex issues that have built up for several years, or a brief problem that has temporarily become a part of your life, I hope to empower you through your journey in finding hope and healing.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(424) 305-1297
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Life continuously moves in all directions and can often impact the space we are in. Whether it is complex issues that have built up for several years, or a brief problem that has temporarily become a part of your life, I hope to empower you through your journey in finding hope and healing.
Photo of Jacqueline Watson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Life is often full obstacles that can feel overwhelming at times. Psychotherapy can be a useful tool to help you develop a stronger sense of self, gain clarity, and develop insight into how to improve your current situation. Whether you are seeking therapy for the first time or continuing on a journey of self-growth, there's no time like the present to expand upon a deeper understanding about yourself. Finding the right therapist is an essential part of having a positive therapeutic experience. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment with an unconditional positive regard toward my clientele.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(503) 928-3998
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Life is often full obstacles that can feel overwhelming at times. Psychotherapy can be a useful tool to help you develop a stronger sense of self, gain clarity, and develop insight into how to improve your current situation. Whether you are seeking therapy for the first time or continuing on a journey of self-growth, there's no time like the present to expand upon a deeper understanding about yourself. Finding the right therapist is an essential part of having a positive therapeutic experience. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment with an unconditional positive regard toward my clientele.
Photo of Regina Tumin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MHA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Living during the COVID Pandemic has tested the most resilient of us. If uncertainty, stress, isolation and change in life style has impacted your personal and professional life, you are not alone. Vulnerability, loss, increased anxiety, depression, and fear of the unknown may have brought you down, but should not discourage you from feeling like you are good enough . You are good enough even in this vulnerable world.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 586-3190
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Living during the COVID Pandemic has tested the most resilient of us. If uncertainty, stress, isolation and change in life style has impacted your personal and professional life, you are not alone. Vulnerability, loss, increased anxiety, depression, and fear of the unknown may have brought you down, but should not discourage you from feeling like you are good enough . You are good enough even in this vulnerable world.
Photo of Lisa Hanes, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RN, CNM Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My experience as a licensed therapist, nurse and midwife, has provided me the unique perspective and understanding of the needs of the 'Whole Individual' and how thoughts and beliefs impact us physically, emotionally and psychologically. My intention is to support and guide clients as they explore and resolve their challenges. Together, we can work through feelings of confusion, insecurity and fear associated with significant individual and relationship transitions, crisis events and medical and emotional challenges. In addition to office sessions, I provide home and online therapy to meet the needs of every client.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 982-2045
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
My experience as a licensed therapist, nurse and midwife, has provided me the unique perspective and understanding of the needs of the 'Whole Individual' and how thoughts and beliefs impact us physically, emotionally and psychologically. My intention is to support and guide clients as they explore and resolve their challenges. Together, we can work through feelings of confusion, insecurity and fear associated with significant individual and relationship transitions, crisis events and medical and emotional challenges. In addition to office sessions, I provide home and online therapy to meet the needs of every client.

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Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) Therapists
Solution-focused therapy in Santa Monica, sometimes called "brief therapy," focuses on what clients would like to achieve through therapy rather than on their troubles or mental health issues. The therapist will help the client envision a desirable future, and then map out the small and large changes necessary for the client to undergo to realize their vision. The therapist will seize on any successes the client experiences, to encourage them to build on their strengths rather than dwell on their problems or limitations.

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.