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
(424) 326-0125
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender
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
(424) 383-6792
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender
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 90402
It is my goal to provide the highest quality work in my role as a therapist. I have a warm and conversational personal style, with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude. My approach as a clinician is integrative, collaborative, and strength-based. It is my belief that each and every client is unique, therefore I attempt to tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual and his or her needs. As a clinician, I strive to uncover my clients' values, strengths, and abilities in order to facilitate growth and assist them in overcoming their problems.
Transgender
(424) 295-0825
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Transgender
It is my goal to provide the highest quality work in my role as a therapist. I have a warm and conversational personal style, with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude. My approach as a clinician is integrative, collaborative, and strength-based. It is my belief that each and every client is unique, therefore I attempt to tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual and his or her needs. As a clinician, I strive to uncover my clients' values, strengths, and abilities in order to facilitate growth and assist them in overcoming their problems.
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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
(805) 856-6429
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MACP, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
Transgender
(805) 608-3474
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
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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
(424) 285-1753
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Transgender
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
(424) 320-5916
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90405
Transgender
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
(504) 459-9128
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Transgender
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.
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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
(424) 353-2465
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender
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
(415) 304-8795
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Transgender
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
(424) 570-3246
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Transgender
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.
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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
(310) 504-1342
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Colleen Perry, M.F.T., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (MFC38937).Most people come to see a therapist because they are in emotional pain, physical pain, or both, as one often creates the other. I understand how vulnerable this can make you feel, so I am committed to giving my full attention and respect to the unique experience of each client. It is for this reason that I maintain a small “boutique” practice, where I listen to what you want for your life and together we create a course of treatment that meets your goals and needs.
Transgender
(424) 286-9203
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Transgender
Colleen Perry, M.F.T., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (MFC38937).Most people come to see a therapist because they are in emotional pain, physical pain, or both, as one often creates the other. I understand how vulnerable this can make you feel, so I am committed to giving my full attention and respect to the unique experience of each client. It is for this reason that I maintain a small “boutique” practice, where I listen to what you want for your life and together we create a course of treatment that meets your goals and needs.
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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
(323) 878-2263
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender
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.
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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
(323) 886-4538
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90404
Transgender
***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
(310) 620-1238
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Transgender
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 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
(747) 223-8729
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Transgender
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
(424) 203-4987
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender
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
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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCI Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My focus is to assist my clients with identifying purpose and passion in their lives. Sobriety can be a challenging road to walk however having a purpose in your life and additional motivation to grow and change can help to become the best version of yourself. After many years of struggling with my own personal addiction and successfully sustaining sobriety I became a believer in reinventing your life. I specialize in drug and alcohol counseling , wrap around Case Management support for the client and if need be the family. I utilize in person and remote support for the client and family.
Transgender
(844) 503-6098
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Transgender
My focus is to assist my clients with identifying purpose and passion in their lives. Sobriety can be a challenging road to walk however having a purpose in your life and additional motivation to grow and change can help to become the best version of yourself. After many years of struggling with my own personal addiction and successfully sustaining sobriety I became a believer in reinventing your life. I specialize in drug and alcohol counseling , wrap around Case Management support for the client and if need be the family. I utilize in person and remote support for the client and family.
Photo of Scheherazade Madan Collins, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MPhil, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I understand that reaching out can be a difficult step. Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with problems that seem overwhelming. Other times, we may feel that our problems are not big enough to need help with, or that we have too many responsibilities to stop and take time out for ourselves. If you find that you are struggling in areas of your life such as work, school, or interpersonal relationships it may be time to reach out for some support. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families, and groups.
Transgender
(310) 740-9766
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Transgender
I understand that reaching out can be a difficult step. Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with problems that seem overwhelming. Other times, we may feel that our problems are not big enough to need help with, or that we have too many responsibilities to stop and take time out for ourselves. If you find that you are struggling in areas of your life such as work, school, or interpersonal relationships it may be time to reach out for some support. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families, and groups.

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Transgender (Gender Dysphoria) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Santa Monica and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Santa Monica may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Santa Monica, transgender friendly therapists in Santa Monica, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Santa Monica can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.

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.