Experienced Marriage Counselors in Santa Monica, CA

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Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Counseling, Coaching & Mentoring for Millennials
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1247 7th Street, Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Is Your Teen Struggling Emotionally or Socially? I specialize in working with teens & young adults whose path of development is a little more complex than others. Schedule a FREE Initial Parent Consultation. 310-951-5678

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Shy, Sensitive
  • Anxious
  • Emotionally Intense
  • Creative
  • Highly Intelligent
  • Young Adults & Teens
  • from Diverse
  • Multi-Cultural Backgrounds

Philip Kolba, MA

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Online Counselor

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationships
  • Couples
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Narcissism
  • Asperger / Spectrum Disorder
  • Tinnitus

Sheri Rose-McCashin, M.S., LMFT,

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 28036)
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Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

Ongoing primary relationships takes two for connection. Being securely connected is priceless and leads to vitality and overall wellbeing. I help couples identify and interrupt hurtful patterns to free themselves to discover and develop new ways of relating.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples
  • Singles
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Loss
  • Transitions
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Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT, CIRT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

As a Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist, I will help you and your loved one dissolve dysfunctional communication patterns, heal childhood wounds and rekindle joy and passion in your committed relationship. My primary focus is on your safety and connection.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Women's Issues
  • Communication Skills
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress-Anxiety-Depression
  • Interfaith Counseling
  • Couples Workshops

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCETS, CATSM

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts
Phone & Email:  Connect With Cynthia

1460 7th Street, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401

We work specifically with women dealing with childhood abuse, incest/rape crisis, trauma, & LGBTQ issues. EMDR, Sensorimotor, sandplay, art, TAT and much more! We also offer services to couples, men's issues, teens & children. We are board certified EXPERTS with trauma!

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Women's Issues/Feminist Therap
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Adult Survivorschildhood Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse, Rape, Incest
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Trauma Specialist
  • Depression And Anxiety
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Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

Couples, Families and Relationships

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • relational issues
  • adolescence
  • young adults
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • spiritual issues
  • traumatic stress
  • family of origin issues
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Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach
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Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Gary Stollman specializes in individual and marriage counseling with emphasis on direct feedback. He can help bring the love and passsion back into your relationship and has been featured on the Dr. Phil Show with his direct approach to solving problems.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Communication
  • Sexual Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Couples Counseling
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Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist
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3231 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

I have been helping children, adults, families and couples in Southern California learn to understand and respond to challenges such as anxiety, depression and family dysfunction

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Behavioral issues
  • Child and Adolesent
  • Family conflict
  • Mood disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Self esteem
  • Impulse control issues
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Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

With neutrality and compassion, I help couples identify their interpersonal patterns and revise them toward shared goals. Most couples come to therapy to stay together; some come to break up; almost all come to figure out what they want to do. I watch, listen, and help.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression
  • Midlife
  • Academics
  • Actors
  • Men's Issues
  • Divorce
  • Creativity
  • Psychoanalysis
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David Silverman, Licensed LMFT Stanford Therapist

Free phone consult/or try a Free First Session.
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Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

I work with couples and families, who are struggling with anxiety, addiction, anger or sexual issues. We work in a safe space, with compassion and sensitivity. In session, everyone contributes ideas about how to work through their challenges. Everyone feels heard.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Sex Therapy/Couples Intimacy
  • Depression/Suicidality.
  • Addictions/ Alcohol - Heroin
  • Victims Of Violence/PTSD - EMDR
  • Relationship/ Family Problems.
  • Writer's Block/Creative Careers
  • Couples And Family/Children
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Counselor Santa Monica Canyon, Las Flores, Ocean Park, Sawtelle, Home Junction, Alsace, Marina Del Ray, Wilshire

Santa Monica is a beautiful town along the coast of Santa Monica Bay. Because of it's beautiful location and nice climate, the city is a top destination for tourists in the Los Angeles area. The city's many parks are a nice place for families to enjoy a day out. Palisades Park is situated along the cliffs along the Pacific, and offers spectacular views of the ocean. Tongva Park offers a playground, an amphitheater, a garden, picnic areas and fountains. Visitors to the city also don't want to miss out on a trip to the famous Santa Monica Pier.1

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Santa Monica

Many couples and families in the Santa Monica area have a family member who struggles with a mental disorder. In fact, one in six adults in California have a mental health need, while one in 20 adults live with a serious and persistent mental illness.2 From depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder and PTSD, mental illness impacts the entire family by causing stress in relationships and negatively impacting the overall functioning of couples and families.

The Pico Youth and Family Center is a Santa Monica-based non-profit organization that works to promote peace, unity and social justice, particularly for the city's youth. The center provides a number of programs designed to reduce youth violence and increase social responsibility. Additionally, educational and career services are offered, including tutoring, leadership development classes and job training seminars. Courses in computer technology, art and music are also available. By equipping Santa Monica's youth with knowledge and skills, the Pico Youth and Family Center strengthens families as well as the community. Further information about the center is available by calling 310-396-7101.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

Families who are facing legal issues can find many support services at the Santa Monica office of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Families who need assistance with housing issues, such as evictions, poor living conditions in rental housing, or landlord harassment can find defense help at legal aid. Families who have been impacted by domestic violence can also find assistance, including filing for protection orders. Information about government assistance for childcare, food stamps, and job training is available as well. The Santa Monica office also holds legal clinics for seniors who have questions about government benefits due to them. For more information about legal aid's services, call 310-899-6200.4


1. Wikipedia. (2014). Santa Monica, California. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Monica_California.
2. California Healthcare Foundation. (2013). California Health Care Almanac. Retrieved from http://www.chcf.org/~/media/MEDIA%20LIBRARY%20Files/PDF/M/PDF%20MentalHealthPaintingPicture.pdf.
3. Pico Youth and Family Center. (2013). About PYFC. Retrieved from http://picoyouth.org/about-pyfc/.
4. Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. (2014). Santa Monica Office. Retrieved from http://www.lafla.org/service.php?sect=muni&sub=santamonica.

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