Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"I am passionate about helping clients raise their level of self-awareness and transform themselves and their relationships into the level they have always wanted. Whether anxiety, depression, past traumas or failed relationships are currently making you or your relationships feel stuck, I am dedicated to helping you discover new ways of challenging old patterns of thoughts and behaviors. You can create a renewed sense of empowerment and increase your overall sense of well-being."
Transgender Allied
(714) 752-0864
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"I am passionate about helping clients raise their level of self-awareness and transform themselves and their relationships into the level they have always wanted. Whether anxiety, depression, past traumas or failed relationships are currently making you or your relationships feel stuck, I am dedicated to helping you discover new ways of challenging old patterns of thoughts and behaviors. You can create a renewed sense of empowerment and increase your overall sense of well-being."
Dana Bryon Staub, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Are you wondering how psychotherapy works, and who is the right therapist to work with? Do you find yourself repeating negative patterns? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which we together determine what you need. Over twenty five years of experience contribute to my ability to create a safe space which will encourage exploration into understanding your emotional concerns. Often after completing the therapeutic process, many come to discover that they have more choices in their lives and report feeling more creative and alive."
Transgender Allied
(424) 294-8863
Verified
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Are you wondering how psychotherapy works, and who is the right therapist to work with? Do you find yourself repeating negative patterns? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which we together determine what you need. Over twenty five years of experience contribute to my ability to create a safe space which will encourage exploration into understanding your emotional concerns. Often after completing the therapeutic process, many come to discover that they have more choices in their lives and report feeling more creative and alive."
Amy Ruffolo Quinn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Life is an amazing gift. It brings excitement and adventure but also can be quite frustrating and overwhelming. My approach to therapy is transparent, curious, and compassionate. I specialize in treating eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and relational issues. I use a combination of different therapeutic approaches which is depending on the individuals needs. Some approaches I use are psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness to name a few. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, substance abuse, compulsive exercise, low self-esteem, restricting, binging, purging, and/or other destructive patterns, you have come to the right place."
Transgender Allied
(724) 717-2076
Verified
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Life is an amazing gift. It brings excitement and adventure but also can be quite frustrating and overwhelming. My approach to therapy is transparent, curious, and compassionate. I specialize in treating eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and relational issues. I use a combination of different therapeutic approaches which is depending on the individuals needs. Some approaches I use are psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness to name a few. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, substance abuse, compulsive exercise, low self-esteem, restricting, binging, purging, and/or other destructive patterns, you have come to the right place."
Karine Babayan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Life often brings obstacles, expectations, and pains that we either drown, or feel drowned by. My therapeutic approach focuses on gaining true emotional awareness, to enable you to move through these difficulties and experience life more fully. I collaboratively explore what is, and has, gone on, with the goal of creating lasting change. I work with people from a spectrum of lifestyles and communities and can provide therapy in Armenian. "
Transgender Allied
(424) 322-6584
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Life often brings obstacles, expectations, and pains that we either drown, or feel drowned by. My therapeutic approach focuses on gaining true emotional awareness, to enable you to move through these difficulties and experience life more fully. I collaboratively explore what is, and has, gone on, with the goal of creating lasting change. I work with people from a spectrum of lifestyles and communities and can provide therapy in Armenian. "
Chandra Chaikin, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, R-DMT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Do you feel like things will never get any better? Do you have dreams that seem like they will never happen due to an illness or other setback? Do limitations keep you down? It may seem like things are never going to get better and that you just have to accept your limitations, but that's not true. No matter what the handicap or barrier is, you have the power within yourself to pursue your dreams. I have seen it happen and I can help you get there. I help people with barriers live healthy, productive lives."
Transgender Allied
(714) 482-6452
Verified
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Do you feel like things will never get any better? Do you have dreams that seem like they will never happen due to an illness or other setback? Do limitations keep you down? It may seem like things are never going to get better and that you just have to accept your limitations, but that's not true. No matter what the handicap or barrier is, you have the power within yourself to pursue your dreams. I have seen it happen and I can help you get there. I help people with barriers live healthy, productive lives."
David C Eshleman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90267
""The Self is made up of non-self elements". -Thich Naht Hanh "
Transgender Allied
(424) 341-6623
Verified
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90267
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Transgender Allied
""The Self is made up of non-self elements". -Thich Naht Hanh "
Kellee M Kemp, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"I get it. Deciding to go to therapy can be a tough decision. We’ve become conditioned to believe that therapy is for “other people” and just not for us. Often times, we were not provided the tools we needed to handle our emotions which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious and alone. I encourage you to take the time to emotionally invest in yourself so that you can nurture happy, healthy relationships with yourself and those close to you. "
Transgender Allied
(562) 269-1584
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"I get it. Deciding to go to therapy can be a tough decision. We’ve become conditioned to believe that therapy is for “other people” and just not for us. Often times, we were not provided the tools we needed to handle our emotions which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious and alone. I encourage you to take the time to emotionally invest in yourself so that you can nurture happy, healthy relationships with yourself and those close to you. "
Rhonda Smillie, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, M.Ed, NCC, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
" Rethink, Reframe, Realign, Recover. My focus is on healing the whole person in a safe and calming environment. Emotional growth occurs when a client feels heard and understood. Through communication, we will explore old behavioral patterns that no longer serve you. Together, we will explore the experiences and emotional wounds that power the repetition of unsatisfying behaviors, relationships, and self-defeating thoughts. "
Transgender Allied
(310) 683-2263
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
" Rethink, Reframe, Realign, Recover. My focus is on healing the whole person in a safe and calming environment. Emotional growth occurs when a client feels heard and understood. Through communication, we will explore old behavioral patterns that no longer serve you. Together, we will explore the experiences and emotional wounds that power the repetition of unsatisfying behaviors, relationships, and self-defeating thoughts. "
Shari Giti, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MM, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Dr. Shari Giti is a child & adolescent psychologist and the Clinical Director of South Bay Child and Family Therapy--a comprehensive psychological practice in Hermosa Beach and Torrance/Palos Verdes. At SBCFT, Dr. Giti provides child, teen, and family therapy. She also specializes in psychological, educational, and AD/HD, assessment services. In addition to training and experience in child therapy, Dr. Giti completed a prestigious fellowship in Child/Adolescent Assessment and Diagnostics. She works hand-in-hand with educators, physicians and other treatment team members to ensure the highest quality care for her patients."
Transgender Allied
(424) 321-6796
Verified
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Dr. Shari Giti is a child & adolescent psychologist and the Clinical Director of South Bay Child and Family Therapy--a comprehensive psychological practice in Hermosa Beach and Torrance/Palos Verdes. At SBCFT, Dr. Giti provides child, teen, and family therapy. She also specializes in psychological, educational, and AD/HD, assessment services. In addition to training and experience in child therapy, Dr. Giti completed a prestigious fellowship in Child/Adolescent Assessment and Diagnostics. She works hand-in-hand with educators, physicians and other treatment team members to ensure the highest quality care for her patients."
Patrick Brian Dickey, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Are you feeling frustrated by the lack of change in your life? Are personal obstacles interrupting your happiness? You don't have to do this journey alone! I can help! My style of treatment is warm, genuine and centered around positivism, mindfulness, creating and achieving goals and increasing self-esteem. I practice many different modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, Narrative, Client-Centered Therapy and Psychotherapy. I have experience working with ADHD, LGBTQ issues, depression and anxiety, police/military, relationship issues and addiction. I have experience with autistic and special needs clients. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents."
Transgender Allied
(310) 929-6157
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Are you feeling frustrated by the lack of change in your life? Are personal obstacles interrupting your happiness? You don't have to do this journey alone! I can help! My style of treatment is warm, genuine and centered around positivism, mindfulness, creating and achieving goals and increasing self-esteem. I practice many different modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, Narrative, Client-Centered Therapy and Psychotherapy. I have experience working with ADHD, LGBTQ issues, depression and anxiety, police/military, relationship issues and addiction. I have experience with autistic and special needs clients. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents."
Bryan Sawlsville, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"I offer over 20 years' experience in Behavioral Health services providing direct care across many settings & populations including adults, children, families and couples. While my style is based on presenting goals, attention to mindfulness, personal strengths and narratives are strong foundations to our work. I see people as being expert in themselves and want to honor their experiences in life to help guide treatment. I have success working with interpersonal and family issues, trauma, addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger management, parenting, and crisis intervention."
Transgender Allied
(310) 612-2998
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"I offer over 20 years' experience in Behavioral Health services providing direct care across many settings & populations including adults, children, families and couples. While my style is based on presenting goals, attention to mindfulness, personal strengths and narratives are strong foundations to our work. I see people as being expert in themselves and want to honor their experiences in life to help guide treatment. I have success working with interpersonal and family issues, trauma, addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger management, parenting, and crisis intervention."
Cinnamon Howard, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Therapy can feel daunting, especially at first, so it's important you feel a comfortable connection with a therapist. Maybe you're here because you've been feeling the need to resolve problems or you need some support. Therapy is a collaborative process and we can talk about issues you feel ready to discuss. My intention is to create an environment where you feel safe to explore what's troubling you. We can work together and move at your pace - therapy is part talking, part listening and part teaching. The end goal is to help you find relief and solutions."
Transgender Allied
(310) 770-5775
Verified
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Therapy can feel daunting, especially at first, so it's important you feel a comfortable connection with a therapist. Maybe you're here because you've been feeling the need to resolve problems or you need some support. Therapy is a collaborative process and we can talk about issues you feel ready to discuss. My intention is to create an environment where you feel safe to explore what's troubling you. We can work together and move at your pace - therapy is part talking, part listening and part teaching. The end goal is to help you find relief and solutions."
Natalie Pujo, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Beginning therapy can feel daunting. I work to provide a safe and secure place for you to feel comfortable and begin to gently explore what's keeping you stuck or feeling hopeless. I believe that empathy, acceptance and authenticity are the the keys to building a trusting therapist-client relationship. Together we will explore patterns that are no longer working for you, or preventing you from personal growth and healing. I am passionate about embarking on your personal journey of self awareness. I draw on a variety of orientations including humanistic and psychodynamic theories and practice in order to meet each client's needs."
Transgender Allied
(424) 287-4994
Verified
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Beginning therapy can feel daunting. I work to provide a safe and secure place for you to feel comfortable and begin to gently explore what's keeping you stuck or feeling hopeless. I believe that empathy, acceptance and authenticity are the the keys to building a trusting therapist-client relationship. Together we will explore patterns that are no longer working for you, or preventing you from personal growth and healing. I am passionate about embarking on your personal journey of self awareness. I draw on a variety of orientations including humanistic and psychodynamic theories and practice in order to meet each client's needs."
Tracy Kovacs Bevington, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"I work to help you be the best person possible. I empower clients to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I've had success with anxiety, stress, depression, family problems, relationship problems, and work and school issues. I have an eclectic style where I utilize methods that best suit my client's needs. I treat my clients with the utmost respect to create and environment of safety and comfort. My clients grow through the partnership we create together."
Transgender Allied
(310) 226-2826
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"I work to help you be the best person possible. I empower clients to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I've had success with anxiety, stress, depression, family problems, relationship problems, and work and school issues. I have an eclectic style where I utilize methods that best suit my client's needs. I treat my clients with the utmost respect to create and environment of safety and comfort. My clients grow through the partnership we create together."
Christina Matso, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"I enjoyed very much my post licensure work at a family institute. Whether working with a child, an adolescent, an adult, a dyad or the whole family, I will initially focus on the person suffering the most. Based on the presenting symptom, I may do brief crisis intervention to stabilize a situation until an individual's underlying issue has been crystallized. The life issue causing depression, anxiety, and fears will then be addressed in more depth. My approach is to assist people in their own healing, maximizing on their own strengths and resources."
Transgender Allied
(424) 235-1758
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Transgender Allied
"I enjoyed very much my post licensure work at a family institute. Whether working with a child, an adolescent, an adult, a dyad or the whole family, I will initially focus on the person suffering the most. Based on the presenting symptom, I may do brief crisis intervention to stabilize a situation until an individual's underlying issue has been crystallized. The life issue causing depression, anxiety, and fears will then be addressed in more depth. My approach is to assist people in their own healing, maximizing on their own strengths and resources."
Kimberly Hegg, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"If you are struggling, I would like to help. I have experience working with clients who are living with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, trauma, communication difficulties, relationship issues, mood disorders, personality disorders, among many others. Working with individuals, we can explore life's challenges and how to move towards happiness and fulfillment. I have experience working with couples and families helping them to cultivate and improve interpersonal relationships. I believe that the client is the expert in his/her life and may need some help to process and move through challenges."
Transgender Allied
(310) 455-8846
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"If you are struggling, I would like to help. I have experience working with clients who are living with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, trauma, communication difficulties, relationship issues, mood disorders, personality disorders, among many others. Working with individuals, we can explore life's challenges and how to move towards happiness and fulfillment. I have experience working with couples and families helping them to cultivate and improve interpersonal relationships. I believe that the client is the expert in his/her life and may need some help to process and move through challenges."
Andrew Katsinas, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Selecting the "right" therapist can be a challenging process. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist begins with the establishment of trust and a desire to grow. I value authenticity, empathy, humor, respect for self and other, and put these values to work in session. I enjoy working with adults, couples, and families. My areas of specialty include relational conflict, self-worth, substance abuse, sexuality, masculinity, and persons struggling to find meaning. I aim to meet my clients where they are, holding space for exploration of self, empowerment for growth, and the reclamation of their joy for life."
Transgender Allied
(747) 234-2107
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Selecting the "right" therapist can be a challenging process. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist begins with the establishment of trust and a desire to grow. I value authenticity, empathy, humor, respect for self and other, and put these values to work in session. I enjoy working with adults, couples, and families. My areas of specialty include relational conflict, self-worth, substance abuse, sexuality, masculinity, and persons struggling to find meaning. I aim to meet my clients where they are, holding space for exploration of self, empowerment for growth, and the reclamation of their joy for life."
Chesworth Counseling and Support, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Anxiety is the worst. It can steal all your joy and make even the very best things in life feel burdensome. On the outside, everything might appear to be just fine. In fact, you might have achieved a great deal in academics, your career, family life, friendships or life experiences. But behind the scenes is an underlying anxiety that you are desperately trying to avoid with all of this "doing." And this anxiety has left you feeling like you are stuck between the life you are currently living and the life you know is possible. A life free from the anxiety that has prevented you from experiencing real joy and contentment."
Transgender Allied
(657) 315-1276
Verified
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Anxiety is the worst. It can steal all your joy and make even the very best things in life feel burdensome. On the outside, everything might appear to be just fine. In fact, you might have achieved a great deal in academics, your career, family life, friendships or life experiences. But behind the scenes is an underlying anxiety that you are desperately trying to avoid with all of this "doing." And this anxiety has left you feeling like you are stuck between the life you are currently living and the life you know is possible. A life free from the anxiety that has prevented you from experiencing real joy and contentment."
Charlotte W Bradley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Helping people feel happier in their lives and relationships is a passion and a privilege. My approach is both very intuitive and no nonsense. You will find me to be flexible, empathetic and down to earth. Sometimes it's hard to know where to begin, seeking therapy can feel overwhelming. Together, we'll identify a few specific areas of focus on what you'd like to see happen in your life. Whatever brings you to counseling, I will work with you one-on-one to support you in feeling better."
Transgender Allied
(310) 359-9134
Verified
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Helping people feel happier in their lives and relationships is a passion and a privilege. My approach is both very intuitive and no nonsense. You will find me to be flexible, empathetic and down to earth. Sometimes it's hard to know where to begin, seeking therapy can feel overwhelming. Together, we'll identify a few specific areas of focus on what you'd like to see happen in your life. Whatever brings you to counseling, I will work with you one-on-one to support you in feeling better."
Lindsy Grace, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, EMDR
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
"Feeling overwhelmed? Life's stressors can sneak up on us, creating a sense of constant overwhelm or even shutdown. I specialize in working with individuals using EMDR as well as other therapies. In therapy with me you will be fully listened to, valued and respected. I will be real and connect with you, giving you honest feedback and guidance."
Transgender Allied
(310) 490-5089
Verified
Office is near:
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Transgender Allied
"Feeling overwhelmed? Life's stressors can sneak up on us, creating a sense of constant overwhelm or even shutdown. I specialize in working with individuals using EMDR as well as other therapies. In therapy with me you will be fully listened to, valued and respected. I will be real and connect with you, giving you honest feedback and guidance."

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