Psychotherapists in Santa Monica. Caring and Licensed Psychotherapy in Santa Monica, California.

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Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

Psychotherapy brings insight, and there is some relief in this--sometimes even joy. But what heals people from pain, freeing them to move on from developmental states of being stuck, is a relationship of integrity and empathic responsiveness. Together the client and the clinician explore the issues that brought him or her through the door. It's a safe place to feel your feelings, to cry any necessary tears, and to say what must be said. More than this, it's a regularly recurring chance to be heard as you figure out what you want your life to be, and how you can become the stronger person that you ultimately are.


David Silverman, David Silverman

Free phone consult/or try a Free First Session.

Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

My approach to psychotherapy does not involve years of talk about issues until the client reaches a "catharsis," and suddenly is cured. It is more of a collaboration and involves the client to engage in his own therapy. We look for solutions, rather than talking about "problems" endlessly. As a person-centered therapist, I believe an authentic, respectful and caring relationship with the client fosters growth and self-actualization. The use of cognive-behavioral methods, allows us to look for underlying beliefs the client may have about his place in the world, and unrealistic thought patterns, such as "all-or-nothing" thinking. These can be redirected to provide positive outomes.


Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCETS, CATSM

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

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

As a therapist I am trained in and specialize in feminist therapy, trauma therapy and therapy with adolescents and their families. I am also a specialist in therapy with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender/gender variant individuals/families. I use feminist therapy, a form of therapy whose focus is on empowering you as an individual. I am specially trained in the treatment of GLBT issues and have over 20 years experience. I am a trauma expert and am trained ina variety of treatment approaches. I am able to offer you very specialized help with traumatic experiences that will resolve anxiety, depression and relaionship problems caused by traumatic origins. Holistc approach, whole body!


Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

3231 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Psychotherapy can be a powerful tool in one's life. Most everyone can benefit from therapy regardless of what the problem or issue may be. There is always this misconception that you must have something wrong with you if you go therapy, but that is a myth. Psychotherapy can be very helpful and powerful within one self by expressing your internal feelings.


Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Online Therapist / Coach

Psychotherapy or counseling is an essential tool to provide individuals, couples or family groups who may have been in conflict, discord or even crisis to a new level of resolve and ideally into a functioning working relationship with restored possibilities of effective communications and an integration of new responses and new relationship insight and responsibility. Counseling an psychotherapy are meant to help a person see themselves and the world around them in a manner which can provide them with valuable insights, awareness and useful life tools which will lead to effective and successful behaviors, personal contentment and greater possible happiness.


Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

Many people believe that psychotherapy takes a lifetime. In truth change can take place in an instant, although one may choose to participate in a lifetime of psychotherapy to continue to grow and evolve. Trained and certified in the Viscott Method and a frequent guest on the Dr. Phil show, Dr. Gary can help you find solutions to your problems with clarity and ease. Feel free to call my office for a free 15 minute telephone consultation at 800-474-1445.


Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT, CIRT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

One of the things I love most about my career as a psychotherapist is teaching and supervising interns in becoming Postmodern Therapists. This way of working focuses on a client's inherent resources for growth and healing. I focus on solutions, rather than on problems. Through deep, empathic connection, individuals are safe to open up, express their life long fears and challenges and experience the joy of moving beyond whatever "story" they've been stuck in. Clients experience this work as creative and energizing, as they explore their preferred selves and rewrite their life scripts. From depression, anxiety fear and confusion to clarity, healing and growth.


Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Counseling, Coaching & Mentoring for Millennials

1247 7th Street, Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401

If your young adult is feeling isolated and alone, I can help them explore the circumstances that have led them to this place in their life. Sometimes healing is derived from simply gaining understanding of how their life experiences have impacted them and shaped who they are. I can help your young adult examine how their early childhood experiences have influenced the lens through which they currently view the world. I can also help them evaluate any rules they made up about the meaning of life. Together, we can design a new and more fulfilling story for their future.


Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

James Hillman once said, "We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world is getting worse." While there are many occasions where the validation and listening endemic to psychotherapy makes sense, there are times where we over assume that "feeling better" and "changing behavior" are the same. Grey Matters International, Inc. goes after the forgotten brain laws to behavior change that therapists miss when processing hours and hours of dialogues with people. Utilizing a cutting edge technology to facilitate the emotional process of change, we can make the therapy process way more effective, faster, and with less money spent. Contact or 877-606-6161.


Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Santa Monica, CA

I think that psychotherapy is a great way to unearth the difficult patterns from our past that bog us down. I really believe that psychotherapy will help clients to discover who they are truly meant to be through the processes of discussing their family of origin and the dynamics that occurred. I've seen clients struggling with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and much more greatly benefit from psychotherapy.

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