Georgina Kim Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
Substance Use
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Substance Use
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
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Alan E Clark
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs.
Substance Use
(310) 660-7462
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Substance Use
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs.
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Claudia David
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Find relief for symptoms and go deeper...I provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals and couples to explore life's difficult issues, find understanding; and develop ways to move forward. I can help people find return to or find for the first time their natural serenity, rhythms and authentic voice; especially after an especially tumultuous time. Therapy can be a place to reconnect with your inner Self as well as a space to integrate childhood events and life stages.
Substance Use
(424) 294-8861
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Substance Use
Find relief for symptoms and go deeper...I provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals and couples to explore life's difficult issues, find understanding; and develop ways to move forward. I can help people find return to or find for the first time their natural serenity, rhythms and authentic voice; especially after an especially tumultuous time. Therapy can be a place to reconnect with your inner Self as well as a space to integrate childhood events and life stages.
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Danielle C White
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.
Substance Use
(917) 689-1033
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Substance Use
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.
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Susan Zinn
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual and family psychotherapy.
Substance Use
(424) 543-6324
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Substance Use
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual and family psychotherapy.
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Vesal Vakili
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
Substance Use
(424) 336-3461
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Substance Use
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
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Kristen L. Caron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My specialty as a psychotherapist is eating disorder recovery, obesity (including bariatric counseling, pre and post procedure) and body image issues. In addition to practicing as a licensed MFT, I have practiced as a nutritionist for over 20 years. Clients range in age from adolescent/teen to adults. Other areas of treatment in my practice include, but are not limited to, depression and/or anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem work. An additional area of specialty is working with adolescent/teens who have been victims of bullying. I am a current clinical/professional member of IAEDP, NEDA, CAMFT and AAMFT.
Substance Use
(310) 246-0465
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Substance Use
My specialty as a psychotherapist is eating disorder recovery, obesity (including bariatric counseling, pre and post procedure) and body image issues. In addition to practicing as a licensed MFT, I have practiced as a nutritionist for over 20 years. Clients range in age from adolescent/teen to adults. Other areas of treatment in my practice include, but are not limited to, depression and/or anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem work. An additional area of specialty is working with adolescent/teens who have been victims of bullying. I am a current clinical/professional member of IAEDP, NEDA, CAMFT and AAMFT.
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Kathleen Offley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hello! I am honored that you have chosen to learn more about me in your search for a therapist. I have had the opportunity to support and guide many amazing souls on their healing journeys. My clients find me when they feel called to go deeper in their healing. They may have blockages that prevent them from expanding into joy, self-love, compassion and connection in their lives. Or, they may be looking for support in preparing or integrating a plant medicine experience. I offer guidance in clearing away that which doesn't serve you and creating space to meet your true self.
Substance Use
(562) 274-7351
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Substance Use
Hello! I am honored that you have chosen to learn more about me in your search for a therapist. I have had the opportunity to support and guide many amazing souls on their healing journeys. My clients find me when they feel called to go deeper in their healing. They may have blockages that prevent them from expanding into joy, self-love, compassion and connection in their lives. Or, they may be looking for support in preparing or integrating a plant medicine experience. I offer guidance in clearing away that which doesn't serve you and creating space to meet your true self.
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Barbara Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
If you're anxious, depressed, have relationship problems, sexual problems, substance dependency, work problems, family problems, parenting problems, etc., and want to learn how to work through life's issues toward a more alive and purposeful existence, try Integrative Body Psychotherapy. If you want to go beyond everyday problems, feel joy, personal fulfillment, and a profound experience of true self in the world, try this holistic work that combines the physical and mental with the soul. Through breathing and understanding, my clients learn how to manage their issues, find access to their core and often their true purpose in life.
Substance Use
(310) 395-3739
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Substance Use
If you're anxious, depressed, have relationship problems, sexual problems, substance dependency, work problems, family problems, parenting problems, etc., and want to learn how to work through life's issues toward a more alive and purposeful existence, try Integrative Body Psychotherapy. If you want to go beyond everyday problems, feel joy, personal fulfillment, and a profound experience of true self in the world, try this holistic work that combines the physical and mental with the soul. Through breathing and understanding, my clients learn how to manage their issues, find access to their core and often their true purpose in life.
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Claire Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
Substance Use
(424) 581-0767
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Substance Use
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
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DeMonta Whiting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #121375 Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Being assertive seems easy in theory. You tell someone what you're thinking, feeling, or wanting. You express yourself in a clear, firm, and respectful way. You set clear physical and emotional boundaries. Unfortunately, if you've experienced childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, or harsh punishment, being assertive can be really difficult. You may fear upsetting other people. You may fear coming across as 'aggressive.' You may have a hard time expressing your thoughts and feelings.
Substance Use
(323) 709-7388
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Substance Use
Being assertive seems easy in theory. You tell someone what you're thinking, feeling, or wanting. You express yourself in a clear, firm, and respectful way. You set clear physical and emotional boundaries. Unfortunately, if you've experienced childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, or harsh punishment, being assertive can be really difficult. You may fear upsetting other people. You may fear coming across as 'aggressive.' You may have a hard time expressing your thoughts and feelings.
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Karlee Dahlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
In your first session, we will get to know each other, dive into your past, learn about your childhood, identify attachment strategies, find your barriers to success and then immediately start moving you toward health and happiness. We will dissect behavioral patterns, find an understanding of your most common role in relationships and figure out how to help you live a balanced life. I will give you some practical tools to feel better. I want to help you get aligned with your true path in life and start doing what you truly enjoy.
Substance Use
(424) 234-2654
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Substance Use
In your first session, we will get to know each other, dive into your past, learn about your childhood, identify attachment strategies, find your barriers to success and then immediately start moving you toward health and happiness. We will dissect behavioral patterns, find an understanding of your most common role in relationships and figure out how to help you live a balanced life. I will give you some practical tools to feel better. I want to help you get aligned with your true path in life and start doing what you truly enjoy.
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Tom Szabadi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, EMDR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in relationship/intimacy issues, infidelity/betrayal, trauma, sex therapy, sex/porn addictions, and alcohol/substance abuse disorders. I am a sex-positive therapist who works with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which can assist with resolving lingering effects of past traumatic memories. It can also lesson the hold of negativity and limiting beliefs and move you to a much healthier self-concept and higher self-esteem.
Substance Use
(878) 728-9049
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Substance Use
I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in relationship/intimacy issues, infidelity/betrayal, trauma, sex therapy, sex/porn addictions, and alcohol/substance abuse disorders. I am a sex-positive therapist who works with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which can assist with resolving lingering effects of past traumatic memories. It can also lesson the hold of negativity and limiting beliefs and move you to a much healthier self-concept and higher self-esteem.
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Geraldine Flaxman, M.A., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Many clients, colleagues and friends have told me that with my innate intuitiveness, authenticity and openness it is very easy to talk with me about difficult and painful issues. The most important aspect of feeling comfortable and safe with a therapist is having a rapport as well as feeling understood. I have an eclectic approach to each unique person with whom I work. I think it is important to determine what your personal goals are, how can we best achieve them, while keeping in mind that the ultimate goal is for you to become your own best therapist.
Substance Use
(310) 872-1628
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Substance Use
Many clients, colleagues and friends have told me that with my innate intuitiveness, authenticity and openness it is very easy to talk with me about difficult and painful issues. The most important aspect of feeling comfortable and safe with a therapist is having a rapport as well as feeling understood. I have an eclectic approach to each unique person with whom I work. I think it is important to determine what your personal goals are, how can we best achieve them, while keeping in mind that the ultimate goal is for you to become your own best therapist.
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Lisa Osborn
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you struggling to put your life back to together after the birth of your baby? Are you just not feeling the way you expected? Or, like yourself? Are you iritable and overwhelmed? Possibly your relationship with your partner is suffering as well. Are these feelings robbing you of the joy of being with your infant? If so, you may be suffering from postpartum stress.
Substance Use
(310) 579-2867
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Substance Use
Are you struggling to put your life back to together after the birth of your baby? Are you just not feeling the way you expected? Or, like yourself? Are you iritable and overwhelmed? Possibly your relationship with your partner is suffering as well. Are these feelings robbing you of the joy of being with your infant? If so, you may be suffering from postpartum stress.
Adam Boardman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Therapy is a uniquely powerful tool for healing and growth - this is why I am here. We all deserve to live a healthy, productive life. My goal for any client, couple, or family is to meet you exactly where you are and move forward with strength and authenticity. No matter how depressed, discouraged, anxious, or confused you might be I believe in your ability to know yourself, heal yourself, and grow yourself. I support my clients' ability to tune into themselves and their bodies to live more authentically and have richer, deeper relationships.
Substance Use
(310) 361-2802
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Substance Use
Therapy is a uniquely powerful tool for healing and growth - this is why I am here. We all deserve to live a healthy, productive life. My goal for any client, couple, or family is to meet you exactly where you are and move forward with strength and authenticity. No matter how depressed, discouraged, anxious, or confused you might be I believe in your ability to know yourself, heal yourself, and grow yourself. I support my clients' ability to tune into themselves and their bodies to live more authentically and have richer, deeper relationships.
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Nancy Anne Svetlecic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Marriage and Family Therapists work to improve relationships with self and others. So no matter what you are experiencing at this time, I can assist you with greater self awareness while also enhancing relationships in your life. Authentic relationship begins with yourself. Let me assist you, so that you can move forward with purpose and intentionality to be the best you can be in relationship with yourself and with others. Together, we can work to improve the meaningfulness of your life.
Substance Use
(424) 342-8184
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Substance Use
Marriage and Family Therapists work to improve relationships with self and others. So no matter what you are experiencing at this time, I can assist you with greater self awareness while also enhancing relationships in your life. Authentic relationship begins with yourself. Let me assist you, so that you can move forward with purpose and intentionality to be the best you can be in relationship with yourself and with others. Together, we can work to improve the meaningfulness of your life.
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Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
Substance Use
(424) 358-3098
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Substance Use
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
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Stefanie Glass-Ames
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I am a highly skilled, warm and trustworthy therapist passionate about supporting and enhancing the quality of individuals' lives. Whether you or your teens are experiencing depression or anxiety, feeling ambivalent about a current relationship, or living with a child who has Asperger's, together we will work to develop realistic goals, sensible solutions and a greater sense of confidence toward handling life's inevitable challenges. For the past 20+ years I have worked well with individuals, couples and families to resolve problems that stem from current daily life stressors to past dysfunctional family experiences.
Substance Use
(323) 483-6335
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Substance Use
I am a highly skilled, warm and trustworthy therapist passionate about supporting and enhancing the quality of individuals' lives. Whether you or your teens are experiencing depression or anxiety, feeling ambivalent about a current relationship, or living with a child who has Asperger's, together we will work to develop realistic goals, sensible solutions and a greater sense of confidence toward handling life's inevitable challenges. For the past 20+ years I have worked well with individuals, couples and families to resolve problems that stem from current daily life stressors to past dysfunctional family experiences.
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Jonathan Yahalom
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
**Offering video/phone sessions** I am a UCLA assistant professor of psychiatry and a vibrant clinical psychologist who is sensitive and caring. My practice is mainly focused on treating individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and life change, and I also work with couples and families who want to improve communication. I work by helping people find inner strengths, acquire new approaches to deal with conflict, and develop personal insight to make life more fulfilling. I am proud to do work that recognizes human dignity in moments of difficulty, and I consider it an honor to meet new people to begin resolving theirs.
Substance Use
(323) 744-0271
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Substance Use
**Offering video/phone sessions** I am a UCLA assistant professor of psychiatry and a vibrant clinical psychologist who is sensitive and caring. My practice is mainly focused on treating individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and life change, and I also work with couples and families who want to improve communication. I work by helping people find inner strengths, acquire new approaches to deal with conflict, and develop personal insight to make life more fulfilling. I am proud to do work that recognizes human dignity in moments of difficulty, and I consider it an honor to meet new people to begin resolving theirs.

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Substance Use Therapists
If you're looking for help with substance abuse in Santa Monica or for Santa Monica substance abuse counseling, these professionals provide substance abuse services and substance abuse treatment. They include substance abuse therapists in Santa Monica, substance abuse psychologists and substance abuse counselors. They can help with drug addiction and drug abuse treatment in Santa Monica, alcohol addiction, chemical dependency and substance abuse recovery. An Santa Monica substance abuse therapist provides outpatient services but can also refer to treatment centers, clinics, rehab, treatment programs and substance abuse rehabs.

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.