Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Santa Monica, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Santa Monica, California.


John Kane, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

John Kane, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Santa Monica, California 90405 | 408-461-9658

I take a practical approach to treating anxiety and stress. I help you identify the sources of anxiety if you do not already know them. I support you in learning skills to regulate your emotions and increase awareness of body sensations and experiences in order to help you be able to control and reduce feelings of anxiety. I also use a combination of exposure therapy, if appropriate, and adjustment to lifestyle to help you reduce or eliminate sources of anxiety or stress. I know that every experience of anxiety or stress is unique and I will work with you to develop a plan of support tailored to your needs. I will provide a safe environment for you to challenge and overcome your fear/stress

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP
Anxiety Counselor

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| Individuals | Couples | Youth

Century City, California 90067 | 16267883122

We hold our anxiety and stress in our body. We feel tension, gut problems, hot flashes, disrupted sleep and more. I work with anxiety and stress by helping individuals learn and develop tools to re-regulate their nervous system. When we have a coherent and fluid nervous system, we can do difficult things without feeling paralyzed by overwhelming fear.

Jessica Achugbue, LMFT, PMH-C, EMDR
Anxiety Counselor

Jessica Achugbue, LMFT, PMH-C, EMDR

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

5175 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste #403, Long Beach, California 90804 | 562-741-6964

As an EMDR-certified therapist, I use mind-body approaches to help clients release anxiety and tension and feel safe, stable, and at ease. I incorporate mindfulness-based approaches that help clients calmly cope with uncomfortable feelings and challenging life events. EMDR is a powerful healing tool for new moms struggling with postpartum anxiety in the midst of all the change, stress, and overwhelm of pregnancy, birth, and parenting a newborn. I'm excited to help you experience a more restful season.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Anxiety falls along a continuum from acceptable to crippling, debilitating anxiety requiring professional intervention. The major forms that anxiety takes are: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Phobic Disorders, Social Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). A variety of proven therapeutic interventions are well established now, eg., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Yoga, Tai Chi, Breathwork. By diving into therapy clients regain a sense of optimism, courage and confidence in relationships, workplace and career, driving, aging, life transitions and more.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490
Anxiety Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Available for Online Therapy

Free 30 minute zoom call - Anxiety can arise from several places - one is the mind - people can think & imagine scenarios in their minds that create anxiety, when their thoughts and imagination may not even be true. Anxiety is also common in people who did not have a safe & secure experience with caregivers as they were growing up. The brain ends up being wired in a way that reproduces anxiety. Fortunately, due to new research in the field of neuropsychology & neuroplasticity, this can be changed!

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Venice, California 90291 | 1-877-606-6161

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Brian Jones, AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I begin by understanding how you experience anxiety/stress because how you experience them is unique for you. Then we begin to increase your tolerance for how you experience anxious/stressful thoughts, feelings, memories, and/or situations. This is necessary so the anxiety/stress stops being an overwhelming experience that interferes and gets in the way of your life. It's crucial to be able to become more comfortable when you experience anxiety/stress because they're a part life. The problem is the distressing and limiting to debilitating effect they have on you. As you learn to be able to do this, you will begin to experience more peacefulness, calm, hope, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Jennifer Torres Duran, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Jennifer Torres Duran, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

If you're struggling with racing thoughts, wanting things to be perfect and feeling frustrated when they and you are not, worrying about the future, worrying about the past, picking behavior (picking skin at lips, at fingers, etc...), feeling of panic and anything else that feels related to anxiety or stress, I can help. Anxiety is something that can propel us to do great things, but in excess it can severely limit us, make us doubt, and make us lose that spark that we bring into the world. I use ACT and other meditative/mindfulness techniques to drop the struggle with perfection, and embrace the unique talents you bring to the world. We'll let the anxieties rest, so you can shine.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

The modern world we live in is full of amazing technological advancements and organizational wonders, but it is also more complex and demanding than ever before. The myriad competing demands of our lives, how busy we are, the continual pressure to do and be more creates enormous stress for all of us. This stress can escalate into anxiety and the added strain of these issues easily begins to short-circuit our ability to function at our best, to feel good, to maintain relationships and responsibilities. I can help you understand the internal and external forces creating these negative feelings, and together we can find strategies for minimizing stress and anxiety so you can feel better.


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Santa Monica is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 8.41 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Santa Monica is 93,220 people with 46,688 households and a median annual income of $76,580. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Santa Monica for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Santa Monica public health department.