Andrea von Troschke, M.F.T., A.T.R., B.C.P.C.

Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist Registered

Location: Santa Monica 90402
Fast Contact: Email or Call Andrea.
RelationshipsAnxiety And Panic
DepressionGrief And Loss
TraumaTeens/Adolescent Issues

Tired of feeling anxious and overreacting? Do these intense emotions limit you? Let me help you gain a better understanding of the beliefs that are fueling your worries and replace them with more constructive ones.

Elaine Verchick, M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Santa Monica, CA
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Depression/AnxietyRelationship Issues
Self EsteemEating Disorders
Parenting TeenagersVerbal & Physical Abuse
Emetophobia (Fear Of Vomiting)

How we experience things today is filtered through all our early verbal and non-verbal communication. Elaine addresses the repetitive patterns of behavior and communication that interfere in all relationships.

Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

Location Near Therapist: Santa Monica, CA
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Marriage CounselingDepression
CommunicationSexual Issues
Life CoachingCouples Counseling

Dr. Gary Stollman utilizes a "no-nonsense" approach with direct feedback at its core. Featured on the Dr. Phil Show and Chief Therapist at the Viscott Center, Dr. Gary has unique ability to help you find solutions to seemingly complex problems with clarity and ease.

Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT, CIRT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Santa Monica, CA
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Imago Relationship TherapyWomen's Issues
Communication SkillsPremarital Counseling
Conflict ResolutionStress-Anxiety-Depression
Interfaith CounselingCouples Workshops

For 25 years, I've been helping couples prepare for and stay happily married. Passion and relaxed joyfulness start with emotional safety and connection. Let me teach you how to communicate deeply in order to grow and heal in your primary intimate relationship,

Darren Haber, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Santa Monica, CA
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Drug & Alcohol problemsCodependency
Sexual compulsivity/addictionAdult children of alcoholics
Relationship problemsGrief/loss
Childhood traumaDepression/anxiety

Hi I'm Darren, and I'm hoping I can help. I'm a psychotherapist in west LA with extensive experience in treating a wide variety of people & issues. No client is the same, and no problem is too severe. I give 110% to clients. Give me a call & let's see what we can do!

Tom Danis, LPCC, M.ED

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Location: 1454 Cloverfield Blvd. Suite 210, Santa Monica 90404
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Adolescent TherapyParent Coaching
Couples TherapyGestalt Psychotherapy
Depression/AnxietyYoung Adult

As a therapist and former high school teacher, I have watched adolescents, their parents, and couples go through times of great struggle and come out the other side with a clearer sense of who they are in the world and a closer relationship.

Dr. Roni(t) Meshi M Lami, PhD, MSc, MSc, PhD

Clinical Psychologist; Hypnotherapist; Org. Psych.

Location Near Therapist: Santa Monica, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Meshi M Lami, PhD, MSc.
Marriage CounselingAnxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief
Panick AttacksCareer And Work Issues
Psychological Evaluation Immigration Evaluation
HypnosisMoney Issues

THERE IS ALWAYS A SOLUTION! Whether you are struggling to resolve, a life issue or a difficult time with your spouse, With over 18 years of experience, Dr. Lami is committed to helping you achieve what you desire and will create a comfortable place for you to do so!

David Silverman, LMFT, EMDR Trained

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2001 Barrington Ave, Santa Monica 90404
Fast Contact: Email or Call David.
Anxiety/Panic AttacksSex Therapy/Couples Intimacy
Depression/Suicidality.Addictions/ Alcohol - Heroin
Victims Of Violence/PTSD - EMDRRelationship/ Family Problems.
Writer's Block/Creative CareersCouples And Family/Children

You may, like many of us, feel frustrated, dissatisfied, overwhelmed, are dwelling on negative emotions, and tyou feel stuck. I'm here to help, I get people unstuck. I also write a popular blog called "Hollywood Therapy," you may have seen me on TV.

Judy Zexter, L.C.S.W.

Psychotherapist/Parenting Consultant

Location Near Therapist: Santa Monica, CA
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ParentingFamily Dynamics
Life TransitionsInterpersonal Relationships
Adolescent DevelopmentEffective Communication
Self Esteem IssuesConfidence Building

I help individuals, couples and families overcome the obstacles standing in the way of productive and satisfying relationships and experiences. I empower clients through a non-judgmental and collaborative process.

Deryl Goldenberg, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Location: 1247 7th St., Ste. 202, Santa Monica 90401
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Goldenberg.
Marital DifficultiesDepression
Excessive Worry/AnxietyTeens Emotional Struggles
Autistic Spectrum ChildrenGrief/Loss

I take a psychodynamic approach to therapy, which means that I see early family life and loss of trust as having a profound effect on one's personality and current relationships. I really like helping people get more of what they want from their relationships and life.

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Counselor Santa Monica Canyon, Las Flores, Ocean Park, Sawtelle, Home Junction, Alsace, Marina Del Ray, Wilshire

Santa Monica is a famous resort town in western Los Angeles County, California. Although Santa Monica has fewer than 90,000 residents, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles, so Santa Monica citizens have easy access to all the amenities offered by the big city. Families will enjoy a trip to the Santa Monica Pier, which includes the famous Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome carousel. For those who like to shop, the city's three distinct shopping areas - Main Street, Montana Avenue, and the Downtown District - offer hundreds of varying shopping opportunities.1

Mental Health in Santa Monica

Although homelessness is a major issue for communities throughout the greater Los Angeles area, homeless individuals in Santa Monica are more chronically homeless, are older, are more often women, and have more mental health issues than individuals without homes in other areas of Los Angeles County. On any given day in Santa Monica, somewhere between 2,300 and 3,000 people are without a permanent residence, far more than local shelters can accommodate.2 As a result, many of Santa Monica's residents do not get the social services and mental health care they need.

Resources for individuals that live with a mental illness are available for free from the Los Angeles chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). A key component of the resources provided by NAMI are peer-to-peer education classes. The ten-week class is taught by three trained facilitators who have personal experience living with a mental illness. Participants in the program get a host of resources, including a relapse prevention plan they can use to identify thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may warn of an impending mental health issue. The class also engages students in mindfulness exercises to help with calmness and focused thinking. More information about NAMI's programs is available by calling 310-889-7200.3

Current Initiatives

Families with gifted children can take advantage of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program offered by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. The GATE program offers advanced educational experiences for children who demonstrate exceptional intellectual abilities. While gifted students engage in the regular curriculum, differentiated instruction offers them enhanced opportunities for scholastic pursuits. Additionally, the school district provides resources for parents of gifted children, including tips to help with homework. For further information about the GATE program, contact your child's school.4


1. Wikipedia. (2014). Santa Monica, California. Retrieved from
2. Ocean Park Community Center. (2014). Santa Monica Homelessness. Retrieved from
3. National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2013). Peer-to-Peer Classes. Retrieved from
4. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. (2014). Gifted and Talented Education Program. Retrieved from