Counseling in Santa Monica, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Santa Monica, California will help you make the changes you want.


Margie Mirell, Ph.D., LMFT #25701

Margie Mirell, Ph.D., LMFT #25701

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

610 Santa Monica blvd #218, Santa Monica, California 90401 | 310-383-0216

The safety of our conversations will help you discover the connections between your emotional pain and the actions needed to heal yourself for a more productive, resilient, and peaceful life.

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| GRIT Kids Coaching

Santa Monica, California 90402 | 16267883122

Providers in our practice integrate an individual’s body, mind, and spirit/spirituality because sometimes we are stuck in one or all of these vital areas of our experience.

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist in Walnut Creek, CA. I offer relatable and soul-centered therapy to adults in the San Francisco Bay Area and online throughout California. I specialize in complex trauma and its manifestations of anxiety and depression.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I love working with people and helping them grow, overcome obstacles, and discover themselves. I am here to help you with whatever you are struggling with - to help you feel better and be more settled and in control of your life and your future.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I provide the knowledge and skills necessary to create the therapy experience you are looking for. Together we will uncover the clarity you need and translate insight into action. Please reach out today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

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

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Available for Online Therapy

NEW ZOOM CLASS on healthy relationships - more info in my bio! FIRST CLASS FREE! FREE in-depth communication guidelines at my website. Couples and family therapy LIGHTS ME UP:)! I am a relationship specialist utilizing EFT, PACT, NVC & more

Jessiline Berry, MA, AMFT

Jessiline Berry, MA, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

In-person & virtual therapy for individuals & couples/polycules/families. A relational psychodynamic approach, combined with mindfulness, creative arts, and somatic interventions, aimed at helping you feel – in every sense of the word – so you are empowered to heal.

John Kane, LMFT

John Kane, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Sunnyvale, California 94086 | 408-461-9658

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with suffering and challenges. But you do not need to go through things alone. I provide a safe and understanding environment for you to grow and face any challenge you need or want to process or overcome! Accepting new clients!


Related Sites:
City Of Santa Monica
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Therapist Santa Monica California

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


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Santa Monica, California. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Monica_California.
2. Ocean Park Community Center. (2017). Santa Monica Homelessness. Retrieved from http://www.opcc.net/tabid/255/Default.aspx.
3. National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2016). Peer-to-Peer Classes. Retrieved from http://www.namila.org/free-programs/peer-to-peer-classes/.
4. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. (2017). Gifted and Talented Education Program. Retrieved from http://www.smmusd.org/edservices/GATE/GATEPlan.html.

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. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Santa Monica, CA

Mostly Affordable

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.