Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Robert Grossbard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
People who see me for the first time are often feeling overwhelmed, confused, depressed or anxious. Some people are unable to sleep, have distressing thoughts, or cannot control troublesome habits and behaviors. Others have have struggled with chronic pain due to injuries or illnesses. Many have endured the stigma of having a major mental illness which created difficulties in daily functioning, mood swings, or poor judgement and distorted thinking. And others have functioned well with significant achievements in their careers, family, and relationships but still feel empty inside, and cannot experience pleasure, meaning, or fulfillment from their lives.
(424) 570-1193 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Tara Sindler, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP
Verified
Hello, welcome to my personal profile. I specialize in the treatment of overcontrolled and undercontrolled emotional styles. I offer a blend of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Somatic Experiencing with spirituality interventions to help you get comfortable in your own skin. I believe that we are human animals that have lost the sense of our body's wisdom for various reasons. This work can support you in coming home to yourself, maybe for the first time. Building resilience in the body can remove pathology from experience, set the conditions for increased self-compassion and cultivate the ability to make wise choices.
(424) 219-7572 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Not accepting new clients
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Kim Spano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CPsych, LMFT
Verified
Rooted in depth psychology, mind body and complementary practice, incorporating trauma based, transpersonal, solution focused and other therapeutic techniques and strategies, I work with adults, teens and couples struggling with personal, emotional, relational, life transitions, anxiety, stress, disillusionment, trauma histories, parental challenges, as well, young adults navigating individuation, differentiation, contending with middle, high school, university and post graduate adjustments. My approach is integrative, drawing on evidence based psychological methodologies and treatment modalities which acknowledge the whole person.
(831) 241-5805 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Allison Duplechain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a psychotherapist currently in private practice in Santa Monica. I have been working with patients since 2010 and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I also earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. My therapeutic style integrates my academic education with training and experience in various modalities. I draw from a diverse clinical background to meet the particular needs and goals of each individual. While I am most influenced by Jungian and Buddhist psychology, intersubjective and attachment theory as well as somatic approaches highly inform my work.
(818) 485-2627 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Not accepting new clients
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Ann-Marie Salazar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have worked with a diverse range of populations in various settings. I am passionate about working with evidenced-based modalities and believe that the start of change begins through self-awareness. You are not alone! My role as your therapist is to bring your old coping strategies and maladaptive thought patterns which are no longer effective to your awareness, while making the process of change and development of new adaptations a nonthreatening experience.
(424) 336-3312 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Kathy Palma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
In Network with OPTUM, Oscar, United Behavioral Health. ~ When someone is in conflict, some common false beliefs that may be getting in the way is the belief that my feelings, my worth, and my value come from outside of me, therefore someone else should take care of me. As a result are power struggles in which each person tries to control the other. The way out is to change the system by changing those beliefs. It is only when love becomes appreciation instead of dependence on the other person that this will happen.
(818) 389-7151 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Christina Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
If you don't feel satisfied with your life then why not figure what would make you happy. You may not know what's missing or how to feel better, and that is where therapy is an amazing opportunity. I want to help you discover yourself, embrace your uniqueness, and appreciate why and how you do the things you do. In our work together we will explore your past and help make connections that will allow you to feel more autonomy and control in your life. We will uncover passions and embrace your skills and strengths as a person.
(424) 570-2234 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
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Alison Meredith Greiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As a licensed clinical social worker who has been in practice for 16 years, I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of clients struggling with a variety of issues. One of my main areas of expertise is working with pre-teens, teens and young adults, as well as their families. Developmentally, this can be a challenging time that presents itself with new struggles, whether they involve psychiatric, social, academic or family issues. I find it rewarding to work with teens as well as their families to guide them through this tricky period.
(310) 683-4942 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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Nay Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, BCBA
Verified
I specializes in MFT and ABA. While working with clients, I supports their work by identifying behavior patterns, identifying healthy replacement behaviors, and support my client’s understanding of emotional and cognitive states. Through the understanding of the self, my clients learn how their behaviors impact their environments. And more importantly how they can make changes to enhance their life, relationships, and experiences in their daily environments. I have experience working with adults, couples, groups, and children.
(424) 329-4718 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Perri Kruse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a licensed clinical therapist that uses a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and client-centered approach in therapy. I have worked in diverse settings, including child abuse prevention, outpatient behavioral health, UC college campuses, jail and prison, and hospitals. I have significant experience providing crisis intervention in collaboration with the Los Angeles Police Department and Metropolitan Police Department. I specialize in navigating intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trauma, and depression issues.
(310) 362-5434 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
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Sara Vicendese & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression? Is your mood affecting your relationships or career? Sometimes life's challenges become difficult to overcome alone. I offer free phone consultations to see if my practice might be the right fit for your needs. I have diverse training and experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. While there are no guarantees of what you will experience, therapy has shown significant benefits for most people who go through it. And being here, on this site, is an important first step.
(310) 504-1898 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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Anna Haumeder
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or defeated? Has worry taken over your life? Or maybe past trauma is resurfacing and is now also impacting your relationships while leaving you confused and frightened. While we often rationally believe in our strengths and potential for growth, our gut tends to reliably remind us that we are to blame, not good enough, unsafe, or powerless - because it feels so true. My deepest hope for our work together is for you to not only know that you are worthy of love and a fulfilled life but that you can also feel it in your body and live accordingly.
(424) 401-7509 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Drea Fennewald
ASW, MSW, BS
I believe we all hold the answers to healing within. However, at times, life stressors, environmental factors, and traumatic events leave us feeling ‘stuck’, overwhelmed, and lost on our path. I take a collaborative, integrative approach, blending ideas from various modalities in order to support you in reconnecting with your true north. I believe the mind-body connection plays a significant role in growth and healing, and work to increase awareness of embodied responses while broadening your toolbox of strategies for coping.
(310) 504-3832 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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Cynthia Eddings
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
You are mad at yourself because once again you're in a relationship with a narcissist. Your partner was fun and charming, but now you realize that he/she; is only interested in himself, is incapable of recognizing their responsibility when things go wrong, angry most of the time, and often has terrifying rage episodes; tell you that you are the crazy one. You feel isolated and confused and longer able to trust your own reality. You mask the pain with alcohol, drugs, sex, over-spending, over-working, over-pleasing, and over-doing, but eventually, these ways of getting through bad days stop working. You want your life back.
(310) 362-5945 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Tracy A. Pollack
Psychologist, PsyD, MSEd
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, couples and families. I offer a warm, collaborative and confidential place where you will feel heard and understood while working together to identify issues of conflict and remove the obstacles that are getting in the way of your ability to have the life you want. My specialties include eating disorders and body image issues, as well as self-injurious behaviors. My practice also focuses on women's issues such as those related to beginning a family, fertility challenges and perinatal and postpartum anxiety and depression.
(424) 322-6709 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Benjamin Nakanishi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Life is often challenging and can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or emotionally overwhelmed. Therapy provides an opportunity to address and work through the difficulties we face so that we can lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life. A vital component of therapy is creating a safe and comfortable environment so that issues can be explored openly and honestly. I provide a collaborative and supportive environment through acceptance, compassion, and genuineness.
(424) 365-9846 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Not accepting new clients
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Ida Vandaei
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Are you hoping to find a solution out of a specific problem? Are you looking to make improvements in your life but just don't know where to start? Do you struggle coping with a chronic illness or chronic pain disorder? Do you find yourself feeling "stuck", unmotivated, or unable to experience the same joy as before? Are you constantly worried about something bad happening? Are you having difficulty sleeping? Have you experienced a loss, whether it's the death of a loved one or the loss of a future life you imagined? Is your relationship on the rocks or suffered broken trust? Is anxiety taking over your life?
(818) 960-6045 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Lana Trapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Therapy is a rewarding and transformative experience when one feels safe, supported, and challenged. Whether you are struggling, questioning, or exploring, I want to assist you on this portion of your journey. I have over a 15 years of experience within the field of psychology and have been licensed as a LMFT since 2013. I specialize in addiction, mood disorders, dual diagnoses, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma and dysfunctional families. You will experience individualized treatment to promote growth, change, and healing. I utilize solution focused, strength-based, and psychodynamic approaches in treatment.
(424) 238-6982 
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Lauber
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety or feelings of depression? I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat these issues effectively. I am also experienced in working with relationship problems, work/career issues, low self-esteem, and those who are going through difficult life transitions. I have a special interest in working with women to manage their mental health during pregnancy, postpartum, and new parenthood. I aim to work with all of my clients in a collaborative, goal-oriented, non-judgmental, and authentic way.
(424) 247-5436 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Not accepting new clients
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Emily Caroline Pernoll
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My deepest intention is to grow compassion and human connection. My greatest hope through our work together is for you to know you are whole and worthy of love and belonging. With over 10 years as a therapist, educator and mindfulness facilitator, I offer integrative psychotherapy, spiritual coaching and group programs. My work is informed by mindfulness and compassion practices, the neuroscience of trauma and attachment and the mind-body connection.
(310) 254-2304 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Santa Monica are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Santa Monica then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Santa Monica, or Child Psychologists in Santa Monica.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Santa Monica psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Santa Monica specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.