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.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trauma and PTSD
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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Crystal A Stokes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CPT, CCTS-I Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
If you're looking for support for PTSD, trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, body/health issues, or transitions you're in the right place. My clients are curious, growth-oriented people who seek deep healing and lasting change. They want a therapeutic experience that offers more than traditional talk therapy. I offer a straightforward, insight, and action-oriented approach with the intention of teaching you how to help yourself and ultimately sustain growth and progress.
Trauma and PTSD
(805) 716-6117
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Trauma and PTSD
If you're looking for support for PTSD, trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, body/health issues, or transitions you're in the right place. My clients are curious, growth-oriented people who seek deep healing and lasting change. They want a therapeutic experience that offers more than traditional talk therapy. I offer a straightforward, insight, and action-oriented approach with the intention of teaching you how to help yourself and ultimately sustain growth and progress.
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Roxanna Saremi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I think we all know life can be a bit messy and confusing at times. We have moments where we feel stuck, blocked, or just fatigued and burnt out! Stuck in the loop of the same disastrous relationships, blocked from life with the "disease to please" everyone, and burnt-out from unnecessary guilt. If this feels familiar, I get it, and I can help.
Trauma and PTSD
(714) 909-1596
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Trauma and PTSD
I think we all know life can be a bit messy and confusing at times. We have moments where we feel stuck, blocked, or just fatigued and burnt out! Stuck in the loop of the same disastrous relationships, blocked from life with the "disease to please" everyone, and burnt-out from unnecessary guilt. If this feels familiar, I get it, and I can help.
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Edwin S. Harris
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
With the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, many of us are facing new challenges that affect all aspects of our lives. If you are worried about your health or the health of a loved one, your financial situation, adjusting to working from home, currently not working or afraid that you will not be able to work, dealing with increased family tensions, feeling the loss of not being able to see your family members, or the grief of having lost someone to this virus, you don’t need to face these challenges alone.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 807-2398
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Trauma and PTSD
With the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, many of us are facing new challenges that affect all aspects of our lives. If you are worried about your health or the health of a loved one, your financial situation, adjusting to working from home, currently not working or afraid that you will not be able to work, dealing with increased family tensions, feeling the loss of not being able to see your family members, or the grief of having lost someone to this virus, you don’t need to face these challenges alone.
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Shireen Oberman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Through understanding, validation, support and encouragement I help my clients achieve their full potential. By nurturing insight and providing consistent support, my clients have the opportunity to work at their own pace and deal with issues that they feel are preventing them from moving forward.
Trauma and PTSD
(323) 616-1770
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Trauma and PTSD
Through understanding, validation, support and encouragement I help my clients achieve their full potential. By nurturing insight and providing consistent support, my clients have the opportunity to work at their own pace and deal with issues that they feel are preventing them from moving forward.
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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.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 660-7462
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trauma and PTSD
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.
Stephanie Adams Mendez
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
Trauma and PTSD
(562) 352-2356
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
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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.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 294-8861
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
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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Jennifer Montesi
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual, couple, and family therapy in private practice to those seeking treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, couple and family distress, trauma-related issues, addiction, and emotion regulation disorders. I attempt to challenge existing patterns while also providing encouragement, empathy, and support so that clients feel understood and able to push through what they identify as currently unworkable patterns. When appropriate, I work from an evidence-based framework, providing treatments that have been found to be effective and successful through research studies.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 203-4844
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Trauma and PTSD
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual, couple, and family therapy in private practice to those seeking treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, couple and family distress, trauma-related issues, addiction, and emotion regulation disorders. I attempt to challenge existing patterns while also providing encouragement, empathy, and support so that clients feel understood and able to push through what they identify as currently unworkable patterns. When appropriate, I work from an evidence-based framework, providing treatments that have been found to be effective and successful through research studies.
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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.
Trauma and PTSD
(917) 689-1033
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trauma and PTSD
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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Lynn Valverde Marriage & Family Therapy Prof Corp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
The truth is life can be difficult! We all experience loss, disappointment, anxiety, and self-doubt. Peace, clarity, and wellbeing are your natural state. Depression, anxiety and relationship problems cause anguish and pain - getting by day to day can be challenging. We often struggle alone hoping things will get better. I care and I am here to support you in connecting with your innate wisdom allowing you to find solutions and make the changes that are most meaningful to you. Be more productive, have higher quality connections, and success. Experience more joy, love, laughter, and self-confidence. I'd love to hear from you!
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 653-6737
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
The truth is life can be difficult! We all experience loss, disappointment, anxiety, and self-doubt. Peace, clarity, and wellbeing are your natural state. Depression, anxiety and relationship problems cause anguish and pain - getting by day to day can be challenging. We often struggle alone hoping things will get better. I care and I am here to support you in connecting with your innate wisdom allowing you to find solutions and make the changes that are most meaningful to you. Be more productive, have higher quality connections, and success. Experience more joy, love, laughter, and self-confidence. I'd love to hear from you!
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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.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 543-6324
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
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.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 336-3461
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
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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Jonathan Rocklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 571-9839
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Trauma and PTSD
Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience.
Cynthia Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CBTR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you an empath, healer, or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Are you a female-identifying person in their 30’s – 50’s? Do you work in the helping and creative professions and are looking to add more alignment and fulfillment to your life and/or career? Are you ready to step up to the next level in your career, life, or relationship? But, the fear of being seen has been holding you back. The fear of criticism and what others think about you? Do people ever tell you you’re too sensitive? On some level you know it’s true, but you don’t know what to do about it. Do you struggle with feelings of being ‘good enough’ or ‘doing enough’?
Trauma and PTSD
(628) 500-8550
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trauma and PTSD
Are you an empath, healer, or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Are you a female-identifying person in their 30’s – 50’s? Do you work in the helping and creative professions and are looking to add more alignment and fulfillment to your life and/or career? Are you ready to step up to the next level in your career, life, or relationship? But, the fear of being seen has been holding you back. The fear of criticism and what others think about you? Do people ever tell you you’re too sensitive? On some level you know it’s true, but you don’t know what to do about it. Do you struggle with feelings of being ‘good enough’ or ‘doing enough’?
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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.
Trauma and PTSD
(562) 274-7351
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
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.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 395-3739
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
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 :)
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 581-0767
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
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.
Trauma and PTSD
(323) 709-7388
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Trauma and PTSD
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.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 234-2654
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trauma and PTSD
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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Trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress) Therapists
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.

If you're looking for help with PTSD in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica PTSD therapist these professionals provide PTSD therapy and PTSD treatment. They include PTSD therapists, PTSD psychologists, PTSD psychotherapists and PTSD counselors. They can help with all aspects of post traumatic stress disorder in Santa Monica, PTSD symptoms, veterans' PTSD and PTSD children.

If you're looking for help with trauma therapy in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica trauma therapist these professionals provide trauma therapy, trauma treatment and Santa Monica trauma counseling. They include trauma therapists, trauma psychologists and trauma counselors. They can help with Santa Monica trauma symptoms, veterans' trauma and trauma in children.

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.