Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults.
Trauma and PTSD
(213) 701-1149
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trauma and PTSD
I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, CHT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am passionate about helping my clients to transform traumatic experiences and negative embodied beliefs that have kept them feeling stuck. I find that integrating clinical hypnosis into my practice is the fastest and most lasting way for my clients to achieve their goals. Whether your intention is to achieve greater self awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or simply feel better, together we can collaborate to achieve your goals in therapy.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 692-9018
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Trauma and PTSD
I am passionate about helping my clients to transform traumatic experiences and negative embodied beliefs that have kept them feeling stuck. I find that integrating clinical hypnosis into my practice is the fastest and most lasting way for my clients to achieve their goals. Whether your intention is to achieve greater self awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or simply feel better, together we can collaborate to achieve your goals in therapy.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I provide a caring & objective atmosphere to encourage your self-awareness and emotional growth. One rare, unifying finding among all specialities of psychotherapy is that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to success. Therefore, I will be your partner throughout the process, both supporting & challenging you along the way. During the over 35 years I have provided therapy, I have developed many approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Originally trained in psychodynamic therapy, my therapeutic approach now is eclectic and includes cognitive behavior therapy to facilitate observable change.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 935-4521
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trauma and PTSD
I provide a caring & objective atmosphere to encourage your self-awareness and emotional growth. One rare, unifying finding among all specialities of psychotherapy is that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to success. Therefore, I will be your partner throughout the process, both supporting & challenging you along the way. During the over 35 years I have provided therapy, I have developed many approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Originally trained in psychodynamic therapy, my therapeutic approach now is eclectic and includes cognitive behavior therapy to facilitate observable change.
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Psychologist, PhD
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My greatest strength is that I help clients feel HOPEFUL,as they discover new talents while making decisions to improve their lives. Keeping a safe space for each person, providing privacy & trust and helping them learn who they are and what is important to them, so we may set goals for our work. I specialize in relationships, blended families, premarital counseling,cultural differences, spirituality, grief & loss, health psychology,life transitions, hypnosis,& E.M.D.R for healing trauma. To learn more about me, please call and we can arrange a brief session to see if we have a fit.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 294-8996
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
My greatest strength is that I help clients feel HOPEFUL,as they discover new talents while making decisions to improve their lives. Keeping a safe space for each person, providing privacy & trust and helping them learn who they are and what is important to them, so we may set goals for our work. I specialize in relationships, blended families, premarital counseling,cultural differences, spirituality, grief & loss, health psychology,life transitions, hypnosis,& E.M.D.R for healing trauma. To learn more about me, please call and we can arrange a brief session to see if we have a fit.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Therapy is a deeply personal, multifaceted journey inward in an already complex world. To those who choose to venture down this road, the process can leave one feeling emotional and vulnerable, but it will also be healing, enlightening and enriching. Taking steps down this path is a virtuous act and I am here to honor you and your process. Together we will gently explore what may be causing you pain. Healing is at the heart of my practice - what you will experience with me is empathy, non-judgmental compassion, and authenticity. My therapeutic style is warm, energetic and engaged.
Trauma and PTSD
(747) 204-3313
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Trauma and PTSD
Therapy is a deeply personal, multifaceted journey inward in an already complex world. To those who choose to venture down this road, the process can leave one feeling emotional and vulnerable, but it will also be healing, enlightening and enriching. Taking steps down this path is a virtuous act and I am here to honor you and your process. Together we will gently explore what may be causing you pain. Healing is at the heart of my practice - what you will experience with me is empathy, non-judgmental compassion, and authenticity. My therapeutic style is warm, energetic and engaged.
Photo of Laurie Levine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My style is compassionate, interactive and supportive, providing a safe place to make changes. I quickly get to the heart of the matter and design the counseling session uniquely. If you are confused, stuck, overwhelmed, hopeless and want to make a change I will help you make that change. I facilitate your shift, from ways that aren't working, into ways that do. I work with people in crises, personal growth, wanting to find their deeper meaning in life. I see therapy as a sacred space to create healing and change believing everyone is unique and has great potential.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 284-3699
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Trauma and PTSD
My style is compassionate, interactive and supportive, providing a safe place to make changes. I quickly get to the heart of the matter and design the counseling session uniquely. If you are confused, stuck, overwhelmed, hopeless and want to make a change I will help you make that change. I facilitate your shift, from ways that aren't working, into ways that do. I work with people in crises, personal growth, wanting to find their deeper meaning in life. I see therapy as a sacred space to create healing and change believing everyone is unique and has great potential.
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Psychologist, PhD, CGP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I have 15 years experience helping individuals and couples find deeper meaning, satisfaction and inspiration in their unique experience of life. Individuals are often led to therapy by symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, failed relationships, compulsions and addictions, phobias, post-traumatic reactions and self-destructive behavior. Although symptoms can seem random and be destructive, they are important messengers alerting us that we are off course and guiding us toward introspection and growth. In psychotherapy we discover what lies beneath the surface of symptoms; we uncover that which has previously been unconscious.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 340-0978
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Trauma and PTSD
I have 15 years experience helping individuals and couples find deeper meaning, satisfaction and inspiration in their unique experience of life. Individuals are often led to therapy by symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, failed relationships, compulsions and addictions, phobias, post-traumatic reactions and self-destructive behavior. Although symptoms can seem random and be destructive, they are important messengers alerting us that we are off course and guiding us toward introspection and growth. In psychotherapy we discover what lies beneath the surface of symptoms; we uncover that which has previously been unconscious.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and grow through any challenges you might be facing. I help women through the transition of pregnancy & early parenting, and dealing with any postpartum changes. I also help women who want to change their relationship with food and their bodies. Clients also see me for managing anxiety & depression as well! Now COMPLETELY online in CA, MA, and AZ.
Trauma and PTSD
(857) 424-0817
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and grow through any challenges you might be facing. I help women through the transition of pregnancy & early parenting, and dealing with any postpartum changes. I also help women who want to change their relationship with food and their bodies. Clients also see me for managing anxiety & depression as well! Now COMPLETELY online in CA, MA, and AZ.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 896-5932
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trauma and PTSD
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Photo of Curt Widhalm, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 570-6049
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Trauma and PTSD
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My focus is Women with Complicated Childhoods who are struggling today, and with people who have suffered recent trauma; illness, loss, betrayal, injury or violence. I founded MissingCurriculum.com to assist you to build, or rebuild, a solid psychological foundation & a personal belief system that sustains you. Learn new tools to achieve goals & ambitions. These are the building blocks to living an inspired life. Enjoy the expansion of Post Traumatic Growth!
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 570-1027
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
My focus is Women with Complicated Childhoods who are struggling today, and with people who have suffered recent trauma; illness, loss, betrayal, injury or violence. I founded MissingCurriculum.com to assist you to build, or rebuild, a solid psychological foundation & a personal belief system that sustains you. Learn new tools to achieve goals & ambitions. These are the building blocks to living an inspired life. Enjoy the expansion of Post Traumatic Growth!
Photo of Jennifer D Cassatly, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I believe that with greater knowledge the potential for understanding and the capacity for change become possible. Through therapy, meaningful and lasting changes can occur related to improving relationships, making desired lifestyle or behavioral changes, and reducing symptoms of depression or anxiety, as well as personal growth. My practice is devoted toward working with clients to better understand why they behave and feel the way they do and to achieve their personal goals.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 210-5154
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trauma and PTSD
I believe that with greater knowledge the potential for understanding and the capacity for change become possible. Through therapy, meaningful and lasting changes can occur related to improving relationships, making desired lifestyle or behavioral changes, and reducing symptoms of depression or anxiety, as well as personal growth. My practice is devoted toward working with clients to better understand why they behave and feel the way they do and to achieve their personal goals.
Photo of Jon B Pease, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
We all struggle when communicating with our partners from time to time. During lockdown, it may be happening "way too much"! During the shelter-in-place orders, feelings of frustration, fear, sadness, grief, and anger might be starting to build. You might be fighting more, or retreating to your corners and there is an icy chill in the house. Maybe its resentment? If any of these emotions seem familiar, it may be time to reach out for support. I offer in-person and video sessions.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 401-3753
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Trauma and PTSD
We all struggle when communicating with our partners from time to time. During lockdown, it may be happening "way too much"! During the shelter-in-place orders, feelings of frustration, fear, sadness, grief, and anger might be starting to build. You might be fighting more, or retreating to your corners and there is an icy chill in the house. Maybe its resentment? If any of these emotions seem familiar, it may be time to reach out for support. I offer in-person and video sessions.
Photo of Monica Farassat, Psy.D., Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CGP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 737-8975
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trauma and PTSD
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Active Imagination and non-directive guided imagery can help you access inner wisdom and gain insight. While the thinking, rational mind is essential for everyday concerns and problem-solving, its usefulness is limited regarding questions of meaning, value, and depth. Active Imagination constructively channels the psyche's innate creative power. When we tap into the wellspring of the visionary imagination, we feel an enlivened sense of meaning, purpose, and connection.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 307-3043
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
Active Imagination and non-directive guided imagery can help you access inner wisdom and gain insight. While the thinking, rational mind is essential for everyday concerns and problem-solving, its usefulness is limited regarding questions of meaning, value, and depth. Active Imagination constructively channels the psyche's innate creative power. When we tap into the wellspring of the visionary imagination, we feel an enlivened sense of meaning, purpose, and connection.
Photo of Couples Communication Help, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CPC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Nothing hurts like constantly stumbling over the same old communication problems with your partner, when all you really want to do is be close. It’s hard to concentrate or have a lightness to the day when relationship struggles drag you down. We fall in love with people who are different enough from us to create a spark. It’s that “completion feeling” of interest & fascination. We feel sad & confused when the spark burns instead of warming us. It’s a baffling betrayal to our emotional logic that we can deeply love someone that we frequently fight with & sometimes emotionally dread.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 879-1223
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Trauma and PTSD
Nothing hurts like constantly stumbling over the same old communication problems with your partner, when all you really want to do is be close. It’s hard to concentrate or have a lightness to the day when relationship struggles drag you down. We fall in love with people who are different enough from us to create a spark. It’s that “completion feeling” of interest & fascination. We feel sad & confused when the spark burns instead of warming us. It’s a baffling betrayal to our emotional logic that we can deeply love someone that we frequently fight with & sometimes emotionally dread.
Photo of Minoo Saeedvafa, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
It seems like nothing you say gets through to them anymore. When the one you care most about doesn't seem to listen, it's frightening and isolating. Sometimes just talking to an objective person helps you find a way to live a better life, resolve problems, and make better decisions. Suffering originates from not knowing what to do with life’s challenges. Every person needs guidance to leave behind the confusion of the current situation to breakthrough to a future clarity. It's not too late to learn the skills that can get you off to a fresh start. It's time to break those unproductive patterns and replace them with healthier ones.
Trauma and PTSD
(310) 339-7667
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Trauma and PTSD
It seems like nothing you say gets through to them anymore. When the one you care most about doesn't seem to listen, it's frightening and isolating. Sometimes just talking to an objective person helps you find a way to live a better life, resolve problems, and make better decisions. Suffering originates from not knowing what to do with life’s challenges. Every person needs guidance to leave behind the confusion of the current situation to breakthrough to a future clarity. It's not too late to learn the skills that can get you off to a fresh start. It's time to break those unproductive patterns and replace them with healthier ones.
Photo of Julia Lyubchenko,
MS, MA, COSHD
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I practice a unique combination of counseling and hypnotherapy. My therapy is based on the notion that every person has a potential to live a fulfilling life. I practice an integrated way of resolving problems by addressing them on 3 levels: emotional (resolving old fears, traumas; breaking old patterns); logical (learning new behaviors, emotional skills); and personal (defining the goals, building confidence). My therapy is very practical. The clients have an active role in their healing process. During the sessions I introduce new tools and strategies. In between the sessions clients apply and practice them.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 369-6187
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Trauma and PTSD
I practice a unique combination of counseling and hypnotherapy. My therapy is based on the notion that every person has a potential to live a fulfilling life. I practice an integrated way of resolving problems by addressing them on 3 levels: emotional (resolving old fears, traumas; breaking old patterns); logical (learning new behaviors, emotional skills); and personal (defining the goals, building confidence). My therapy is very practical. The clients have an active role in their healing process. During the sessions I introduce new tools and strategies. In between the sessions clients apply and practice them.
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MSW, ASW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90410
Everyone has a past, but you don’t need to feel stuck there. My clients find me easy to talk to, warm, and nonjudgmental. As an associate therapist at Zeeva Behavioral Health, I use both classic and cutting edge therapies, helping you get the most out of each session, so you can live your best life. I can help you gain insight, be present, and accomplish goals.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 369-7626
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90410
Trauma and PTSD
Everyone has a past, but you don’t need to feel stuck there. My clients find me easy to talk to, warm, and nonjudgmental. As an associate therapist at Zeeva Behavioral Health, I use both classic and cutting edge therapies, helping you get the most out of each session, so you can live your best life. I can help you gain insight, be present, and accomplish goals.
Photo of Shelby Stone, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Social distancing and uncertainty can be a recipe for stress and sadness. How are you coping and staying connected during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to stay supported? Online video therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
Trauma and PTSD
(424) 363-7151
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Trauma and PTSD
Social distancing and uncertainty can be a recipe for stress and sadness. How are you coping and staying connected during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to stay supported? Online video therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.

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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. 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.