Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I enjoy collaborating with families to help them move through difficult challenges with intention and compassion. 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.
Strength-Based
(310) 773-4831
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Strength-Based
I enjoy collaborating with families to help them move through difficult challenges with intention and compassion. 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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I believe that at times we all get sad, down, bummed-out, etc… but nobody needs to be depressed; I believe that therapy need not be: - intimidating; uncomfortable; awkward; unsafe; labeling/diagnostic, OR indoors; I believe that life can be really challenging, especially for those who try to get through it alone; I believe that nobody should even attempt to get through it alone; I believe that "craziness" is in the eye of the beholder & each of us is crazy in our own uniquely beautiful ways..
Strength-Based
(951) 530-4283
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Strength-Based
I believe that at times we all get sad, down, bummed-out, etc… but nobody needs to be depressed; I believe that therapy need not be: - intimidating; uncomfortable; awkward; unsafe; labeling/diagnostic, OR indoors; I believe that life can be really challenging, especially for those who try to get through it alone; I believe that nobody should even attempt to get through it alone; I believe that "craziness" is in the eye of the beholder & each of us is crazy in our own uniquely beautiful ways..
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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.
Strength-Based
(747) 204-3313
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Strength-Based
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.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and grow through any challenges you might be facing. I help women through the transition of pregnancy & early parenting, and dealing with any postpartum changes. I also help women who want to change their relationship with food and their bodies. Clients also see me for managing anxiety & depression as well! Now COMPLETELY online in CA, MA, and AZ.
Strength-Based
(857) 424-0817
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Strength-Based
If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and grow through any challenges you might be facing. I help women through the transition of pregnancy & early parenting, and dealing with any postpartum changes. I also help women who want to change their relationship with food and their bodies. Clients also see me for managing anxiety & depression as well! Now COMPLETELY online in CA, MA, and AZ.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I believe that with greater knowledge the potential for understanding and the capacity for change become possible. Through therapy, meaningful and lasting changes can occur related to improving relationships, making desired lifestyle or behavioral changes, and reducing symptoms of depression or anxiety, as well as personal growth. My practice is devoted toward working with clients to better understand why they behave and feel the way they do and to achieve their personal goals.
Strength-Based
(424) 210-5154
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Strength-Based
I believe that with greater knowledge the potential for understanding and the capacity for change become possible. Through therapy, meaningful and lasting changes can occur related to improving relationships, making desired lifestyle or behavioral changes, and reducing symptoms of depression or anxiety, as well as personal growth. My practice is devoted toward working with clients to better understand why they behave and feel the way they do and to achieve their personal goals.
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Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, CMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I see counseling as a collaborative relationship that moves individuals along the path to empowerment and self-awareness. I am deeply committed to helping clients focus on their goals and build on existing strengths to cope with life’s challenges in a safe, open, and non-judgemental environment. My practice focuses on a holistic approach to treatment emphasizing the importance of the mind-body relationship and the overall effects that thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and our environment have on our life experiences.
Strength-Based
(310) 861-2846
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Strength-Based
I see counseling as a collaborative relationship that moves individuals along the path to empowerment and self-awareness. I am deeply committed to helping clients focus on their goals and build on existing strengths to cope with life’s challenges in a safe, open, and non-judgemental environment. My practice focuses on a holistic approach to treatment emphasizing the importance of the mind-body relationship and the overall effects that thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and our environment have on our life experiences.
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MS, MA, COSHD
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I practice a unique combination of counseling and hypnotherapy. My therapy is based on the notion that every person has a potential to live a fulfilling life. I practice an integrated way of resolving problems by addressing them on 3 levels: emotional (resolving old fears, traumas; breaking old patterns); logical (learning new behaviors, emotional skills); and personal (defining the goals, building confidence). My therapy is very practical. The clients have an active role in their healing process. During the sessions I introduce new tools and strategies. In between the sessions clients apply and practice them.
Strength-Based
(424) 369-6187
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Strength-Based
I practice a unique combination of counseling and hypnotherapy. My therapy is based on the notion that every person has a potential to live a fulfilling life. I practice an integrated way of resolving problems by addressing them on 3 levels: emotional (resolving old fears, traumas; breaking old patterns); logical (learning new behaviors, emotional skills); and personal (defining the goals, building confidence). My therapy is very practical. The clients have an active role in their healing process. During the sessions I introduce new tools and strategies. In between the sessions clients apply and practice them.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Social distancing and uncertainty can be a recipe for stress and sadness. How are you coping and staying connected during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to stay supported? Online video therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
Strength-Based
(424) 363-7151
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Strength-Based
Social distancing and uncertainty can be a recipe for stress and sadness. How are you coping and staying connected during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to stay supported? Online video therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
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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.
Strength-Based
(310) 586-3190
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Strength-Based
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
It's difficult to be in this world. You want to be considerate and kind; you also want to fulfill your potential. Were you were raised with a lot of "shoulds"? Were you told to control or ignore your feelings? Are there issues with anger? Yours or anger from loved ones? Anger can lead to feelings of shame. But finding the feelings beneath the anger, you can accept and love yourself. And that can change your life.
Strength-Based
(213) 316-6325
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Strength-Based
It's difficult to be in this world. You want to be considerate and kind; you also want to fulfill your potential. Were you were raised with a lot of "shoulds"? Were you told to control or ignore your feelings? Are there issues with anger? Yours or anger from loved ones? Anger can lead to feelings of shame. But finding the feelings beneath the anger, you can accept and love yourself. And that can change your life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hello & welcome! $30 Discount on video sessions during COVID.....Need a calm, compassionate therapist to support you at this time? I have 27 yrs exp helping individuals lower anxiety, avoid depression, boost self esteem, process loss, improve problem solving, break bad habits, work through past mistakes, manage stress, improve emotional control, make better choices & refresh your outlook. I'm here to help you overcome those inner struggles & feel good again. Plus, I'm offering $30 discounted fee for video sessions to make your life a little easier during COVID times.
Strength-Based
(424) 344-4076
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Strength-Based
Hello & welcome! $30 Discount on video sessions during COVID.....Need a calm, compassionate therapist to support you at this time? I have 27 yrs exp helping individuals lower anxiety, avoid depression, boost self esteem, process loss, improve problem solving, break bad habits, work through past mistakes, manage stress, improve emotional control, make better choices & refresh your outlook. I'm here to help you overcome those inner struggles & feel good again. Plus, I'm offering $30 discounted fee for video sessions to make your life a little easier during COVID times.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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.
Strength-Based
(323) 310-3435
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Strength-Based
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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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.
Strength-Based
(424) 235-8082
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Strength-Based
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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
*limited availability* Your anxiety is ramped up trying to control something that you cannot control. Your world has been turned upside down and now nothing seems the same. Fatigue and feelings of distraction are constantly present and your worry about what might happen is too loud. You may feel that your relationships have changed and that you need to protect the ones you love by hiding how you truly feel. Trying to stay "positive" just isn't cutting it anymore and you long to find peace.
Strength-Based
(949) 264-0961
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Strength-Based
*limited availability* Your anxiety is ramped up trying to control something that you cannot control. Your world has been turned upside down and now nothing seems the same. Fatigue and feelings of distraction are constantly present and your worry about what might happen is too loud. You may feel that your relationships have changed and that you need to protect the ones you love by hiding how you truly feel. Trying to stay "positive" just isn't cutting it anymore and you long to find peace.
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.
Strength-Based
(774) 220-3205
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Strength-Based
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you in need of relief from daily stressors; experiencing difficult family dynamics, challenging relationships, have experienced trauma, grief and loss, or in the midst of various life transitions? I’ve had years of experience working with a variety of clients; adults of any age, adolescents, families, and children. My clients appreciate the authentic trusting relationship we build together. A safe and non judgmental space. In our safe space, we go through the journey of gaining self understanding, self reliance and instill hope to achieve goals, dreams and wisdom. All of this leads to a more fulfilling life.
Strength-Based
(310) 905-5686
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Strength-Based
Are you in need of relief from daily stressors; experiencing difficult family dynamics, challenging relationships, have experienced trauma, grief and loss, or in the midst of various life transitions? I’ve had years of experience working with a variety of clients; adults of any age, adolescents, families, and children. My clients appreciate the authentic trusting relationship we build together. A safe and non judgmental space. In our safe space, we go through the journey of gaining self understanding, self reliance and instill hope to achieve goals, dreams and wisdom. All of this leads to a more fulfilling life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CPC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
27 yrs exp.....Video sessions discounted by $30. Evening & Sunday sessions also open. If you are experiencing the devastation of an infidelity I am here to help you. This is one of the most painful things that can happen to a couple. The impact is deeply distressing on every level & the fallout is far reaching. Perhaps you are trying to decide whether you can work through it together? I have 2 decades experience helping couples navigate the stormy emotions that threaten to drown your relationship. Many couples do make it through this terrible loss of trust. Email me and let's see how I can help you.
Strength-Based
(424) 334-1662
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Strength-Based
27 yrs exp.....Video sessions discounted by $30. Evening & Sunday sessions also open. If you are experiencing the devastation of an infidelity I am here to help you. This is one of the most painful things that can happen to a couple. The impact is deeply distressing on every level & the fallout is far reaching. Perhaps you are trying to decide whether you can work through it together? I have 2 decades experience helping couples navigate the stormy emotions that threaten to drown your relationship. Many couples do make it through this terrible loss of trust. Email me and let's see how I can help you.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, Barbro Klausner, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Do you feel lonely, misunderstood or maybe ashamed over something? Let's work together. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery. I offer a warm, safe and nurturing environment for you. My approach is to integrate the mind-body-spirit connection with mindfulness therapy, so that you can connect with your inner guide and your inner strength and wisdom. I can help you find your balance. I work with a range of emotional and behavioral issues that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem issues, grief, parenting support, and beyond.
Strength-Based
(310) 317-8685
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Strength-Based
Do you feel lonely, misunderstood or maybe ashamed over something? Let's work together. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery. I offer a warm, safe and nurturing environment for you. My approach is to integrate the mind-body-spirit connection with mindfulness therapy, so that you can connect with your inner guide and your inner strength and wisdom. I can help you find your balance. I work with a range of emotional and behavioral issues that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem issues, grief, parenting support, and beyond.
Photo of Annie Garrett, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Are you feeling out of control and struggling to manage your emotions? Do you have difficulty setting boundaries in your relationships or at work? Are you dealing with challenging life stressors and finding it hard to cope? I can help you improve how you handle stress and challenges, manage your emotions, navigate relationships, and feel about yourself. We all struggle at some point in life, and therapy is a powerful space where you can grow, learn, and most importantly- feel better. I have watched clients transform through therapy; you do not have to be stuck in the patterns you may find yourself in today.
Strength-Based
(213) 322-0162
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Strength-Based
Are you feeling out of control and struggling to manage your emotions? Do you have difficulty setting boundaries in your relationships or at work? Are you dealing with challenging life stressors and finding it hard to cope? I can help you improve how you handle stress and challenges, manage your emotions, navigate relationships, and feel about yourself. We all struggle at some point in life, and therapy is a powerful space where you can grow, learn, and most importantly- feel better. I have watched clients transform through therapy; you do not have to be stuck in the patterns you may find yourself in today.
Photo of Kendra Delahooke, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Take one minute to think about how your life would change if you stepped into the life you want to create for yourself. Your DREAM life. Maybe the fighting with your spouse would end, or you learn to stop abusing food and love your body, or maybe you actually enjoy spending time with your family...
Strength-Based
(424) 625-0462
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Strength-Based
Take one minute to think about how your life would change if you stepped into the life you want to create for yourself. Your DREAM life. Maybe the fighting with your spouse would end, or you learn to stop abusing food and love your body, or maybe you actually enjoy spending time with your family...

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Strength-Based Therapists
If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica Strength-Based Therapy these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

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.