Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
Transgender Allied
(424) 326-0125
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender Allied
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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.
Transgender Allied
(424) 383-6792
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender Allied
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults and teens to create a comforting and safe space where insight into inner processes can begin to unfold. When we understand and have compassion for our particular reactions to things, we begin to live in a state of greater peace and become able to connect to our deepest and most unique resources. Learning to calm and soothe our body’s response to stress can be life changing and enables us to harness our greatest potential.
Transgender Allied
(805) 856-6429
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender Allied
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults and teens to create a comforting and safe space where insight into inner processes can begin to unfold. When we understand and have compassion for our particular reactions to things, we begin to live in a state of greater peace and become able to connect to our deepest and most unique resources. Learning to calm and soothe our body’s response to stress can be life changing and enables us to harness our greatest potential.
Photo of Sarah de Heras, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Often pain, anxiety, discontent or depression in our lives is telling us something. Our emotions are eloquent communicators. Through the process of therapy we can learn to utilize this information. With self exploration and new insights, we can consciously create richer, more meaningful, fulfilling lives. Even in the best of times, people have recognized the benefits of addressing, through counseling, the difficulties that limit their personal and work lives. In these very challenging times, familiar coping strategies may no longer be working and the insight gained through therapy can be even more valuable. In a safe, respectful, confidential environment, you can learn how to build more effective ways to relate others, reduce stress, and live more authentically.
Transgender Allied
(310) 337-7754
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Transgender Allied
Often pain, anxiety, discontent or depression in our lives is telling us something. Our emotions are eloquent communicators. Through the process of therapy we can learn to utilize this information. With self exploration and new insights, we can consciously create richer, more meaningful, fulfilling lives. Even in the best of times, people have recognized the benefits of addressing, through counseling, the difficulties that limit their personal and work lives. In these very challenging times, familiar coping strategies may no longer be working and the insight gained through therapy can be even more valuable. In a safe, respectful, confidential environment, you can learn how to build more effective ways to relate others, reduce stress, and live more authentically.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
We're living in the most complicated year to date. And of course, you have your own unique circumstances and are affected in your own way. How do you even begin to explain it? Who do you talk to? What do you even say? It all just feels — heavy. Being a young person today is harder than it has ever been. We're constantly being alerted with tragedies occurring throughout the world. Another school shooting, another beloved public figure passed away, another instance of social injustice. Is the world ending? As soon as you start to get your bearings, another tragedy strikes. How could you not be anxious?
Transgender Allied
(424) 285-1753
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Transgender Allied
We're living in the most complicated year to date. And of course, you have your own unique circumstances and are affected in your own way. How do you even begin to explain it? Who do you talk to? What do you even say? It all just feels — heavy. Being a young person today is harder than it has ever been. We're constantly being alerted with tragedies occurring throughout the world. Another school shooting, another beloved public figure passed away, another instance of social injustice. Is the world ending? As soon as you start to get your bearings, another tragedy strikes. How could you not be anxious?
Photo of Marilyn McCabe Seeman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a licensed psychologist and health service provider in private practice and work with individuals, couples, groups, and families. I specialize in grief, traumatic experience, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, and also enjoy working with issues of creativity and optimal self development over the lifespan. I practice from an integrative perspective that includes psychoanalytic, humanistic, and experiential approaches. My book, The Paradox of Loss: Toward a Relational Theory of Grief, describes my nonlinear, non-pathologizing, and relational understanding of grief. I am offering four groups this coming year: Recent Bereavement; Longer-Term Grief; Creative Writing and Loss; and Enhancing Communication and Connection for Improved Functioning.
Transgender Allied
(424) 320-5916
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90405
Transgender Allied
I am a licensed psychologist and health service provider in private practice and work with individuals, couples, groups, and families. I specialize in grief, traumatic experience, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, and also enjoy working with issues of creativity and optimal self development over the lifespan. I practice from an integrative perspective that includes psychoanalytic, humanistic, and experiential approaches. My book, The Paradox of Loss: Toward a Relational Theory of Grief, describes my nonlinear, non-pathologizing, and relational understanding of grief. I am offering four groups this coming year: Recent Bereavement; Longer-Term Grief; Creative Writing and Loss; and Enhancing Communication and Connection for Improved Functioning.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Coach
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for my book on empathy and self-forgiveness. I am available to work with you to generate greater self-compassion for healing. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I offer phone, Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime sessions. My website: www.nolatherapy.com has links to all of my offerings, including my podcast with over 200 episodes on mental health, "All Things Therapy." Receive an online class to learn 20 Psychospiritual Techniques to live a more fulfilled and happier life.
Transgender Allied
(504) 459-9128
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Transgender Allied
I am endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for my book on empathy and self-forgiveness. I am available to work with you to generate greater self-compassion for healing. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I offer phone, Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime sessions. My website: www.nolatherapy.com has links to all of my offerings, including my podcast with over 200 episodes on mental health, "All Things Therapy." Receive an online class to learn 20 Psychospiritual Techniques to live a more fulfilled and happier life.
Photo of Natalie Kazarian, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Beginning therapy takes courage and you've already taken the first step. My goal is to help you create a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe space to work collaboratively with you. I will listen and use my knowledge base to help address the parts of your life that feel challenging. I work in both short term and long term treatment modalities.
Transgender Allied
(559) 761-1474
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender Allied
Beginning therapy takes courage and you've already taken the first step. My goal is to help you create a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe space to work collaboratively with you. I will listen and use my knowledge base to help address the parts of your life that feel challenging. I work in both short term and long term treatment modalities.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, TMF Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You have your share of life stress. There's almost no way to get around it in our fast-paced culture where work is exhausting, relationships and family require attention, and to-do lists are endless. You're going through the daily grind, juggling lots of balls, and trying to keep people satisfied. Meanwhile, you're coming unglued. You start losing your cool with others, become paralyzed with fear, or want to run away from it all. You might be exhausted, edgy, or have trouble concentrating. Maybe you self-soothe in unhealthy ways. You're tired of this but don't know what to do. This is where I come in and our work together begins.
Transgender Allied
(424) 353-2465
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender Allied
You have your share of life stress. There's almost no way to get around it in our fast-paced culture where work is exhausting, relationships and family require attention, and to-do lists are endless. You're going through the daily grind, juggling lots of balls, and trying to keep people satisfied. Meanwhile, you're coming unglued. You start losing your cool with others, become paralyzed with fear, or want to run away from it all. You might be exhausted, edgy, or have trouble concentrating. Maybe you self-soothe in unhealthy ways. You're tired of this but don't know what to do. This is where I come in and our work together begins.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you great at being supportive and caring for others, but struggle to do this for yourself? Do you look like you have it all together, but underneath you are filled with self-doubt? You have impossibly high standards for yourself, but no matter how hard you work it never feels like enough. Your inner critic is loud and tells you that no matter what you do, you’ll never measure up. It is so painful to feel alone in your feelings of sadness, anxiety, overwhelm, stress, fear, uncertainty, and more. If you’re reading this now, it’s because a part of you knows that you deserve the same support that you give to others.
Transgender Allied
(415) 304-8795
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Transgender Allied
Are you great at being supportive and caring for others, but struggle to do this for yourself? Do you look like you have it all together, but underneath you are filled with self-doubt? You have impossibly high standards for yourself, but no matter how hard you work it never feels like enough. Your inner critic is loud and tells you that no matter what you do, you’ll never measure up. It is so painful to feel alone in your feelings of sadness, anxiety, overwhelm, stress, fear, uncertainty, and more. If you’re reading this now, it’s because a part of you knows that you deserve the same support that you give to others.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Santa Monica and the Ojai/Ventura area. For the past fifteen + years I have been working as a therapist with adolescents, adults and families. I am also a clinical supervisor to interns in my private practice, and I provide psychotherapy for therapists in training. My work as a therapist focuses on relationships of all kinds. For my client, I hope to be an agent of positive change by working with him/her/them towards an understanding of the dynamics that keep him/her/them from moving forward and then by mentoring him/her/them to co-create a bigger life for him/her/them self.
Transgender Allied
(424) 570-3246
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Transgender Allied
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Santa Monica and the Ojai/Ventura area. For the past fifteen + years I have been working as a therapist with adolescents, adults and families. I am also a clinical supervisor to interns in my private practice, and I provide psychotherapy for therapists in training. My work as a therapist focuses on relationships of all kinds. For my client, I hope to be an agent of positive change by working with him/her/them towards an understanding of the dynamics that keep him/her/them from moving forward and then by mentoring him/her/them to co-create a bigger life for him/her/them self.
Photo of Accent On Wellness Psychology Associates, Inc., Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, QME Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Whether you are in crisis, need a disability evaluation, POST Appeal, Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) or just need someone to talk to, I can provide you with a confidential process that is centered on your emotional needs. As a psychologist with many years of experience, I help individuals, couples and families find balance and happiness in their relationships in order to live more productive, enjoyable lives by focusing on finding real life solutions tailored to each individual. Are you ready to find solutions to your problems? Call me for a free telephone consultation, or select "Appointment Request" on my website.
Transgender Allied
(310) 504-1342
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender Allied
Whether you are in crisis, need a disability evaluation, POST Appeal, Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) or just need someone to talk to, I can provide you with a confidential process that is centered on your emotional needs. As a psychologist with many years of experience, I help individuals, couples and families find balance and happiness in their relationships in order to live more productive, enjoyable lives by focusing on finding real life solutions tailored to each individual. Are you ready to find solutions to your problems? Call me for a free telephone consultation, or select "Appointment Request" on my website.
Photo of Dr. Mimi Shagaga, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of California and Missouri. I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work with clients to establish goals. Together we identify problem areas and work to find a balanced solution. Often, I incorporate humor in my therapeutic approach as well as nontraditional therapy techniques such as creative arts therapy. I believe the key to an effective therapeutic relationship is one that entails trust, mutual respect, sensitivity and understanding. Currently I am offering virtual services throughout the states of California and Missouri.
Transgender Allied
(424) 264-2886
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Transgender Allied
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of California and Missouri. I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work with clients to establish goals. Together we identify problem areas and work to find a balanced solution. Often, I incorporate humor in my therapeutic approach as well as nontraditional therapy techniques such as creative arts therapy. I believe the key to an effective therapeutic relationship is one that entails trust, mutual respect, sensitivity and understanding. Currently I am offering virtual services throughout the states of California and Missouri.
Photo of Faith Szalay, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My practice is devoted to working with adults, adolescents and couples to help them deal with difficulties in their relationships and in their personal lives. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, and I am continually honored and intrigued by being able to help people in their lives. I received my degrees (Summa Cum Laude) from Washington University, and my doctorate in Psychology is from CSPP. In addition to my years of work in private practice, my experience includes years of intensive supervised client counseling, and now I am a supervisor at a well established clinic, in addition to my practice.
Transgender Allied
(323) 878-2263
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender Allied
My practice is devoted to working with adults, adolescents and couples to help them deal with difficulties in their relationships and in their personal lives. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, and I am continually honored and intrigued by being able to help people in their lives. I received my degrees (Summa Cum Laude) from Washington University, and my doctorate in Psychology is from CSPP. In addition to my years of work in private practice, my experience includes years of intensive supervised client counseling, and now I am a supervisor at a well established clinic, in addition to my practice.
Photo of Spencer Scott, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
***All appointments must be requested through FrameworkPsych.com*** At some point in life, we all experience a moment when we question whether we're on the best path forward. Perhaps a relationship feels unfulfilling, we're not advancing in our career the way we'd hoped, or we're feeling unsure about a decision. Through years of specialized training in evidence-based psychoanalytic approaches, I've discovered how we can collaborate to help you create the life you want. Together, we'll unlock ways for you to feel happier, more balanced, and better connected to your authentic self and others.
Transgender Allied
(323) 886-4538
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90404
Transgender Allied
***All appointments must be requested through FrameworkPsych.com*** At some point in life, we all experience a moment when we question whether we're on the best path forward. Perhaps a relationship feels unfulfilling, we're not advancing in our career the way we'd hoped, or we're feeling unsure about a decision. Through years of specialized training in evidence-based psychoanalytic approaches, I've discovered how we can collaborate to help you create the life you want. Together, we'll unlock ways for you to feel happier, more balanced, and better connected to your authentic self and others.
Photo of Jaime Reeves Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I empower individuals and their families to overcome acute mental health obstacles, and emotional instability to improve their relationships and overall quality of life. I have experience in providing group, family and individual therapy using a combination of culturally sensitive, clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, with a focus on developing self-awareness and acceptance. I have worked with individuals and their families since 2012 in the West Los Angeles and West Hollywood area. Currently, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Trauma.
Transgender Allied
(310) 620-1238
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Transgender Allied
I empower individuals and their families to overcome acute mental health obstacles, and emotional instability to improve their relationships and overall quality of life. I have experience in providing group, family and individual therapy using a combination of culturally sensitive, clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, with a focus on developing self-awareness and acceptance. I have worked with individuals and their families since 2012 in the West Los Angeles and West Hollywood area. Currently, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Trauma.
Photo of Diem M. Nguyen, Psy.D., Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
People thrive when they feel a sense of purpose and connection to themselves and others. Most people come to see me when something is missing from their lives, be it purpose, connection, or both. Depression and/or anxiety may be at work. Anger or grief could consume more of their time and focus. Others feel stagnant, confused, expressing a lack of motivation and self-worth. What's common among those I see is that their relationships are impacted. Finding a safe place to explore your current struggles is possible in therapy. To achieve the meaningful changes you desire, seeking professional help is an effective option.
Transgender Allied
(323) 379-0827
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Transgender Allied
People thrive when they feel a sense of purpose and connection to themselves and others. Most people come to see me when something is missing from their lives, be it purpose, connection, or both. Depression and/or anxiety may be at work. Anger or grief could consume more of their time and focus. Others feel stagnant, confused, expressing a lack of motivation and self-worth. What's common among those I see is that their relationships are impacted. Finding a safe place to explore your current struggles is possible in therapy. To achieve the meaningful changes you desire, seeking professional help is an effective option.
Photo of Shawn Klein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, Analyst Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I help patients who are suffering with depression, anxiety, stress, feeling overwhelmed or who are just stuck and confused about how to feel better. I tailor my approach to each individual’s needs by combining a compassion with expertise and direct feedback. I’m trained in individual and family therapy with an advanced degree in depth psychology. This enables me to help patients gain deeper insights into their unique situation and how to create change and healing. In addition, I specialize in interpreting dreams and analyzing one’s unconscious material.
Transgender Allied
(747) 223-8729
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Transgender Allied
I help patients who are suffering with depression, anxiety, stress, feeling overwhelmed or who are just stuck and confused about how to feel better. I tailor my approach to each individual’s needs by combining a compassion with expertise and direct feedback. I’m trained in individual and family therapy with an advanced degree in depth psychology. This enables me to help patients gain deeper insights into their unique situation and how to create change and healing. In addition, I specialize in interpreting dreams and analyzing one’s unconscious material.
Photo of Laurie A Kaman, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Making the decision to change your life takes courage. It's a big step to have decided that you want more from life and to be pursuing something different. Personal change, whether it involves emotions, thoughts or behaviors, can be difficult and scary. It can also be exciting and incredibly rewarding. Engaging in a therapeutic relationship can provide a safe and nurturing space. Together, we'll explore your inner world to find clarity, to understand your self-sabotaging patterns, identify the issues standing in your way and work to promote growth, emotional balance and self-acceptance, allowing you to become the best version of you
Transgender Allied
(424) 203-4987
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender Allied
Making the decision to change your life takes courage. It's a big step to have decided that you want more from life and to be pursuing something different. Personal change, whether it involves emotions, thoughts or behaviors, can be difficult and scary. It can also be exciting and incredibly rewarding. Engaging in a therapeutic relationship can provide a safe and nurturing space. Together, we'll explore your inner world to find clarity, to understand your self-sabotaging patterns, identify the issues standing in your way and work to promote growth, emotional balance and self-acceptance, allowing you to become the best version of you
Photo of David J Laramie, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Please visit my personal website to get a better feel for me. Psychotherapy begins with noticing what goes on inside your mind and body. I will help you to recognize and make sense of different aspects of yourself, including your unique patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Together, we will examine how the events of your life continue to shape you. With a clearer understanding of who you are, you will have more freedom to deliberately guide your life and increase its meaning and joy.
Transgender Allied
(424) 294-8913
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Transgender Allied
Please visit my personal website to get a better feel for me. Psychotherapy begins with noticing what goes on inside your mind and body. I will help you to recognize and make sense of different aspects of yourself, including your unique patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Together, we will examine how the events of your life continue to shape you. With a clearer understanding of who you are, you will have more freedom to deliberately guide your life and increase its meaning and joy.

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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.