Kristina Mazic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling overwhelmed by daily stressors; experiencing difficult family dynamics, challenging relationships, have experienced trauma, grief and loss, or in the midst of various life transitions? My clients appreciate the authentic trusting relationship we build together. I prioritize maintaining a safe and non judgmental space. In our safe space, we are able to traverse through many life challenges that presents itself. Building a better sense of hope, understanding, self reliance and resiliency.
(310) 905-5686
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling overwhelmed by daily stressors; experiencing difficult family dynamics, challenging relationships, have experienced trauma, grief and loss, or in the midst of various life transitions? My clients appreciate the authentic trusting relationship we build together. I prioritize maintaining a safe and non judgmental space. In our safe space, we are able to traverse through many life challenges that presents itself. Building a better sense of hope, understanding, self reliance and resiliency.
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Ali (Alexandria) Wolfe-Grady
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, LMFT, APCC 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.
(805) 608-3474
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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.
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Gwen Lotery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, AASECT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Change is possible. With over 20+ years of experience I have successfully worked with individuals, adolescents, couples and families to reduce anxiety, depression and overall conflict, whether it be at home or work. As little as 3-5 sessions my clients have reported that they have higher self esteem and greater confidence in all areas of their life. High stress can hit you during times of change; birth, separation, divorce or death of a loved one. I will help guide you through this difficult time. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative and strength based. I offer 2 hour dive deep intensive couples therapy.
(310) 895-9145
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Change is possible. With over 20+ years of experience I have successfully worked with individuals, adolescents, couples and families to reduce anxiety, depression and overall conflict, whether it be at home or work. As little as 3-5 sessions my clients have reported that they have higher self esteem and greater confidence in all areas of their life. High stress can hit you during times of change; birth, separation, divorce or death of a loved one. I will help guide you through this difficult time. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative and strength based. I offer 2 hour dive deep intensive couples therapy.
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Stacy Hajarian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I like to have a mindful, positive, and strength-based approach to ensure a meaningful experience for all my clients.
Are you facing challenges with your relationships, career, or feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression, grief or life in general? Are you having an identify crisis, getting stuck in the past, repeating old patterns or pre-occupied with the future? I want you to know that you are not alone and I would love to help you. Together, we can collaborate to find solutions for a happier and more fulfilled life. It is of utmost importance to me to create a warm, empathic and accepting space for clients to explore and express themselves.
(323) 310-3435
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I like to have a mindful, positive, and strength-based approach to ensure a meaningful experience for all my clients.
Are you facing challenges with your relationships, career, or feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression, grief or life in general? Are you having an identify crisis, getting stuck in the past, repeating old patterns or pre-occupied with the future? I want you to know that you are not alone and I would love to help you. Together, we can collaborate to find solutions for a happier and more fulfilled life. It is of utmost importance to me to create a warm, empathic and accepting space for clients to explore and express themselves.
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Rachel Dworkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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.
(646) 762-7506
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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.
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Elinor Jewett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I offer relief from depression, anxiety, and life issues that feel overwhelming, intolerable and unmanageable. I can help you with with forming and growing relationships where you feel loved and comforted, not hurt, injured or criticized. We can address family conflict, power struggles and help build a life-long partnership with family members. I understand feeling lost, hopeless and can guide you on a discovery of your true purpose in life. Change is possible. Happiness is deserved and within our power. I utilize techniques based on current neurological research that shift brain and nervous system patterns .
(310) 751-7547
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I offer relief from depression, anxiety, and life issues that feel overwhelming, intolerable and unmanageable. I can help you with with forming and growing relationships where you feel loved and comforted, not hurt, injured or criticized. We can address family conflict, power struggles and help build a life-long partnership with family members. I understand feeling lost, hopeless and can guide you on a discovery of your true purpose in life. Change is possible. Happiness is deserved and within our power. I utilize techniques based on current neurological research that shift brain and nervous system patterns .
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Kristen Welke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My approach is humanistic and strength-based while drawing on other theories such as psychodynamic, CBT, and Gestalt.
My favorite clients to work with are children and teens ages 5 to 18 as well as young adults ages 19 - 35. I have an innate ability to connect and communicate with children and teens while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, I show up authentically and establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor.
(424) 383-6792
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My approach is humanistic and strength-based while drawing on other theories such as psychodynamic, CBT, and Gestalt.
My favorite clients to work with are children and teens ages 5 to 18 as well as young adults ages 19 - 35. I have an innate ability to connect and communicate with children and teens while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, I show up authentically and establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor.
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Darrell Walters
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I enjoy collaborating with individuals and families from a strength-based approach. I frequently work with neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges. This includes executive functioning issues, like ADHD, moodiness and depression, or anxiety due to high academic pressure, life stress, or divorce. I also work extensively with technology-related issues: Healthy-mind balance, boundary setting, as well as mindfulness practices for relaxation and expanding frustration tolerance.
(310) 773-4831
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I enjoy collaborating with individuals and families from a strength-based approach. I frequently work with neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges. This includes executive functioning issues, like ADHD, moodiness and depression, or anxiety due to high academic pressure, life stress, or divorce. I also work extensively with technology-related issues: Healthy-mind balance, boundary setting, as well as mindfulness practices for relaxation and expanding frustration tolerance.
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Alexander D. Roberto Jose Sims-Zaraspe Yoo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Change-focused, trauma-informed, strength-based, existential, psychodynamic, intersectional, intergenerational family systems, and art/music modalities.
Change – inevitable, inexorable, unavoidable. Change can be scary, disruptive, and messy. Even good, positive, welcome changes mean saying goodbye to the old while preparing for the new and unknown. Change means overcoming challenges, building relationships, developing character, growing professionally and personally, unearthing and integrating parts of oneself previously hidden. We all need compassionate, focused empathy, supportive insight, and unconditional acceptance. Allow me to help you grow through the changes. Let me help you find and express your best self. Let me join you on your journey.
(323) 997-8431
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Change-focused, trauma-informed, strength-based, existential, psychodynamic, intersectional, intergenerational family systems, and art/music modalities.
Change – inevitable, inexorable, unavoidable. Change can be scary, disruptive, and messy. Even good, positive, welcome changes mean saying goodbye to the old while preparing for the new and unknown. Change means overcoming challenges, building relationships, developing character, growing professionally and personally, unearthing and integrating parts of oneself previously hidden. We all need compassionate, focused empathy, supportive insight, and unconditional acceptance. Allow me to help you grow through the changes. Let me help you find and express your best self. Let me join you on your journey.
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Jacqueline Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I work from a strength-based approach and foster taking ownership of one’s own emotional needs, acting with intention in order to foster a meaningful life and relationship with others.
{Please Note: Oregon Counseling is managing this account and this therapist does not have access to incoming requests via PsychologyToday. You may reach me directly at jacqueline@oregoncounseling.com } 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.
(503) 928-3998
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I work from a strength-based approach and foster taking ownership of one’s own emotional needs, acting with intention in order to foster a meaningful life and relationship with others.
{Please Note: Oregon Counseling is managing this account and this therapist does not have access to incoming requests via PsychologyToday. You may reach me directly at jacqueline@oregoncounseling.com } 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.
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Alfred Renard Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome your psychological and emotional distress.
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? I look forward to walking with you on your journey towards optimal psychological and emotional wellness. Our work will help you alleviate the psychological and emotional symptoms creating distress in your life. Although you may not realize now, you have the capacity to achieve a peace that may feel out of reach. I take a strengths-based approach to help you recognize your strengths as a tool to you overcoming your distress and living the life you want to live.
(747) 234-2781
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome your psychological and emotional distress.
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? I look forward to walking with you on your journey towards optimal psychological and emotional wellness. Our work will help you alleviate the psychological and emotional symptoms creating distress in your life. Although you may not realize now, you have the capacity to achieve a peace that may feel out of reach. I take a strengths-based approach to help you recognize your strengths as a tool to you overcoming your distress and living the life you want to live.
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Naama Ratzersdorfer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I believe in a holistic, strength- based, individualized approach to therapy. I believe we are all multifaceted, and that our mental, physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health are all interconnected. I work with each of my clients to better understand and integrate those aspects of themselves to best approach challenges and changes in their lives. I work with clients to uncover and build on their own unique strengths, and my philosophy is that a collaborative therapeutic relationship is a key factor in successful treatment. My goal is to help each person feel empowered to thrive in all areas of life.
(424) 349-5760
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I believe in a holistic, strength- based, individualized approach to therapy. I believe we are all multifaceted, and that our mental, physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health are all interconnected. I work with each of my clients to better understand and integrate those aspects of themselves to best approach challenges and changes in their lives. I work with clients to uncover and build on their own unique strengths, and my philosophy is that a collaborative therapeutic relationship is a key factor in successful treatment. My goal is to help each person feel empowered to thrive in all areas of life.
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Amanda Estrella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
It is my goal to provide the highest quality work in my role as a therapist. I have a warm and conversational personal style, with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude. My approach as a clinician is integrative, collaborative, and strength-based. It is my belief that each and every client is unique, therefore I attempt to tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual and his or her needs. As a clinician, I strive to uncover my clients' values, strengths, and abilities in order to facilitate growth and assist them in overcoming their problems.
(424) 295-0825
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
It is my goal to provide the highest quality work in my role as a therapist. I have a warm and conversational personal style, with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude. My approach as a clinician is integrative, collaborative, and strength-based. It is my belief that each and every client is unique, therefore I attempt to tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual and his or her needs. As a clinician, I strive to uncover my clients' values, strengths, and abilities in order to facilitate growth and assist them in overcoming their problems.
Kenneth Kennaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My approach to treatment utilizes interpersonal neurobiology in concert with other proven therapeutic modalities, such as attachment-based therapy, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), and strength-based treatment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with certification from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, concentrating in Conversational Analysis, I earned my Master's in Social Work from USC, concentrating in Business and Social Work in Global Communities. Prior to becoming Clinical Director at Center for Sexual Integrity, I served as the Associate Clinical Director at Center for Healthy Sex, working closely with one of the most respected authorities in the field, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis.
(213) 309-8641
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My approach to treatment utilizes interpersonal neurobiology in concert with other proven therapeutic modalities, such as attachment-based therapy, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), and strength-based treatment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with certification from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, concentrating in Conversational Analysis, I earned my Master's in Social Work from USC, concentrating in Business and Social Work in Global Communities. Prior to becoming Clinical Director at Center for Sexual Integrity, I served as the Associate Clinical Director at Center for Healthy Sex, working closely with one of the most respected authorities in the field, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis.
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Steven W Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Thank you for visiting my page. I specialize in helping those experiencing Social Anxiety Disorder as well as other anxiety disorders, fears & phobias, and stress management issues take back control and live a happier, more fulfilling life. In a safe, empathetic environment, we will use well-researched and proven effective cognitive-behavioral techniques as well as mindfulness, solution-focused,and strength-based interventions to begin addressing your symptoms.
(424) 334-0943
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Thank you for visiting my page. I specialize in helping those experiencing Social Anxiety Disorder as well as other anxiety disorders, fears & phobias, and stress management issues take back control and live a happier, more fulfilling life. In a safe, empathetic environment, we will use well-researched and proven effective cognitive-behavioral techniques as well as mindfulness, solution-focused,and strength-based interventions to begin addressing your symptoms.
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Molly Brumagin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with almost 6+ years of experience working with children, families, teens and individuals experiencing a variety of life’s challenges and mental health issues. Some of my specialities include life transitions, anxiety, depression, issues related to self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues, parenting issues & children with developmental delays. My counseling style is warm, empathetic and interactive. My approach is strength based and combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and solution-focused counseling.
(424) 363-0939
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with almost 6+ years of experience working with children, families, teens and individuals experiencing a variety of life’s challenges and mental health issues. Some of my specialities include life transitions, anxiety, depression, issues related to self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues, parenting issues & children with developmental delays. My counseling style is warm, empathetic and interactive. My approach is strength based and combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and solution-focused counseling.
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Julisa Morales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
My approach is pragmatic and strength-based.
Healing emotional wounds, whether due to low sense of self-worth, loss of a loved one, life transitions, or childhood trauma, can seem like a scary process. Often, depressed mood, anxious distress, irritability and grief can begin to manifest themselves physically in the form of muscle tension, headaches, nausea, and rapid heart beat. And, no matter how much one tries to "get over it" and think positive, those negative and worrying thoughts continue to creep in, impairing sleep, one's social life and ability to complete day-to-day tasks.
(310) 409-4916
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
My approach is pragmatic and strength-based.
Healing emotional wounds, whether due to low sense of self-worth, loss of a loved one, life transitions, or childhood trauma, can seem like a scary process. Often, depressed mood, anxious distress, irritability and grief can begin to manifest themselves physically in the form of muscle tension, headaches, nausea, and rapid heart beat. And, no matter how much one tries to "get over it" and think positive, those negative and worrying thoughts continue to creep in, impairing sleep, one's social life and ability to complete day-to-day tasks.
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Tara Vatankhah
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, RYT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
My style is collaborative, strength-based, person centered and solution oriented.
The natural ebb and flow of life can keep us flowing between a state of connection & disconnection to our authentic selves. Often times, the disconnection sparks the desire to seek therapy, subsequently leading to an inward journey back to the self. I would feel honored to be part of your journey. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is based on the idea that wisdom lives within all of us. My hope is to help you tap into and live from that place of connection to your own unique inner compass. I utilize mindfulness, somatic, narrative and family systems theoretical frameworks to help you create and lead a more fulfilling life.
(213) 376-3065
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
My style is collaborative, strength-based, person centered and solution oriented.
The natural ebb and flow of life can keep us flowing between a state of connection & disconnection to our authentic selves. Often times, the disconnection sparks the desire to seek therapy, subsequently leading to an inward journey back to the self. I would feel honored to be part of your journey. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is based on the idea that wisdom lives within all of us. My hope is to help you tap into and live from that place of connection to your own unique inner compass. I utilize mindfulness, somatic, narrative and family systems theoretical frameworks to help you create and lead a more fulfilling life.
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Andrea Najemy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am extremely passionate about helping people live their best lives and enjoy the process of getting to know my clients. I am strength-based and use a variety of techniques drawn from therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have a warm, casual, friendly, and conversational style. During sessions I am interactive, connected, and do not take notes. Clients often comment on my ability to remember even small details about their lives. I work with adolescents (13+), adult individuals, and couples.
(424) 247-6412
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am extremely passionate about helping people live their best lives and enjoy the process of getting to know my clients. I am strength-based and use a variety of techniques drawn from therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have a warm, casual, friendly, and conversational style. During sessions I am interactive, connected, and do not take notes. Clients often comment on my ability to remember even small details about their lives. I work with adolescents (13+), adult individuals, and couples.
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Rachel Fintzy Woods
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
You struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, and not feeling "good enough". You're unhappy with your weight, food, and your body image. You compulsively overeat. Your relationships are unfulfilling. You've lost touch (or feel you've never found) your inner wisdom. This "soul sickness" has possibly led to physical symptoms. Fortunately, there is hope. Together we can bolster your resilience, courage, and the ability to make desired changes in your life. As a relationship specialist, I also focus on strengthening your communication skills and relationship dynamics, to help you connect better with other people - and yourself.
(310) 365-1632
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
You struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, and not feeling "good enough". You're unhappy with your weight, food, and your body image. You compulsively overeat. Your relationships are unfulfilling. You've lost touch (or feel you've never found) your inner wisdom. This "soul sickness" has possibly led to physical symptoms. Fortunately, there is hope. Together we can bolster your resilience, courage, and the ability to make desired changes in your life. As a relationship specialist, I also focus on strengthening your communication skills and relationship dynamics, to help you connect better with other people - and yourself.

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