FILTER RESULTS

Christopher Schamber

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
There is a reason why we encounter particular challenges in life. Our experiences feed and deplete our soul, then inform how we respond to ourselves and others. Those events get seared into our brain and set the stage for what we do next. All of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected, feeding into one another. I often work with creative and ambitious people living with sadness or anxiety. Thinking big and taking on complex projects is the life blood and identity for many creative people. While others might look on from the outside and comment on how exciting it looks, these endeavors often lend themselves to problems like imposter syndrome, fear of failure, and existential questions. But you are not your productivity. Through my collaborative approach, we will use therapy to explore your ideas, thoughts, and emotions. Let’s work together to find the you that you want to be, and figure out how to lead a purposeful and fulfilled life in this world.  
8 Years Experience
Online in Santa Monica, California

Bruce Howard

Psychologist, PhD
For over 30 years, I have brought expertise, creativity, enthusiasm, and positive change to individuals and couples I have worked with. To achieve personal goals, effective therapy must bring integration of the physiological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral dimensions of our functioning.  
41 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA
Online in Santa Monica, California

Timothy Walker

Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Where within you does conflict persist? Is it in the body, a swirling energy the surges without explanation, keeping you spinning in thought circles and struggling to sleep or relax (ANXIETY)? Is it in the heart, the whistling emptiness of grief, or the stabbing pain of ruptured relationships, and lost connections (DEPRESSION)? Is it in the head, thoughts that won’t stop reciting their well worn verses of what-ifs and should-haves (OCD/ADHD)? Is it in the spirit, an anguish of being, the unknown outnumbering the known to a paralyzing degree, questions of WHY swirling intangible as mist, existential questions, the ground beneath our feet uneven and unsteady (BELIEF/MEANING)? Is it in all of the above, and in your dreams as well, impacting ability to connect with others, to be still with yourself, to be intimate, to give and receive love, to accept what was, embrace what will be, and surrender to the now (TRAUMA)?  
7 Years Experience
Online in Santa Monica, California

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Creating lasting change is hard but you don't have to figure it out alone. After our first session, we will have a clear plan for our work together and identify practical ways to start moving forward. I bring nearly 10 years of mental health experience to our work together and am always engaged in ongoing continuing education. Whether you're looking for individual or couple's therapy, there are options to improve your situation and meet your needs.  
10 Years Experience
Online in Santa Monica, California

Michelle Parrella

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
As a feminist therapist, I help examine stressors experienced as a result of biases, oppression and discrimination. I love working with folks who want to dig deep into the disconnects they’re experiencing: where stress, anxiety, or overwhelm is causing them to feel out of balance. I will give you the tools to take control of your life and uncover who you truly are, so you can resurface empowered and confident and live authentically.  
9 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA 90404
Online in Santa Monica, California

Christian Holmes

Marriage and Family Therapist, M.A., Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Find freedom, joy, and purpose. I help clients actualize their health, wealth, relationships and higher purpose. I specialize in working with high achievers in the areas of anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues / family conflict and spiritual growth. I also do significant work with clients experiencing attachment issues and trauma / PTSD using EMDR.  
6 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA 90403
Online in Santa Monica, California

Carol Kochoff, Psy.D., LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Individual, Family and Couples Counseling
If you are feeling Anxious, Depressed, Overwhelmed, Unfulfilled, Stuck, having Relationship Problems or just want to create more satisfaction in your life, making the decision to begin therapy and counseling can help create a more productive and meaningful life. You can begin to make your life better today. It doesn't always have to be this hard. With the power of kindness, encouragement and hope, a more fulfilling life is possible. You deserve a healthy and happy life. I have extensive experience in providing Individual Therapy and Counseling, Couples Counseling, and Life Coaching that respects individuality and seeks to empower you to explore personal needs, learn better ways of coping and work through issues that are causing problems in your life.  
26 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA
Online in Santa Monica, California

Linda Owen

Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT
I have had the honor of working as a Therapist for over 20 years. I have been privileged to share the life challenges and successes of hundreds of people. I am excited to have a profession where there are growth opportunities and effective tools available to help others to improve their lives.  
38 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA 90401

Nicole Bermensolo

Marriage and Family Therapist, M.A., AMFT
The therapeutic process has the ability to transform. I am living proof of this. At my lowest point, I was anxious, depressed, suicidal, and trapped in an addiction to alcohol and Adderall. With the help of a skilled therapist, I was able to come out of this darkness - inspiring me to leave a successful business in order to help others who are suffering. I believe that everyone deserves a fighting chance to overcome trauma and abuse and live a rich, full, and satisfying life. I believe that everyone can change and grow at any time in their lives. I don't believe that there is a limit to human capacity. I believe we are all deserving of unconditional love. I hold the hope for my clients when they are drowning in hopelessness. I approach my life and my work through a feminist, anti-oppression, anti-racist, and body-positive perspective. I am passionate about animal rescue and shelter pets. If any of this resonates with you, please shoot me a message and let's find a time to connect.  
5 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA
Online in Santa Monica, California

Daniel Lazar

Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT, MA, MBA
Anger is tough to manage on your own. It shows up unannounced, can quickly become aggression and rage, and alienates the people we care about most. But it doesn't have to be that way. I will work with you to change your relationship with anger. You'll explore the roots of your anger, build the skills to manage it, and learn strategies for repairing relationships. By the end, you'll have mastered the tools to keep your progress going. It's hard work, and I stand with you, shoulder-to-shoulder, ever step of the way.  
2 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA
Online in Santa Monica, California

Hannah Schaler, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, CA LMFT#128698
It can feel impossible sometimes to let down your guard, feel into your heart, and discover your potential for change. I offer a creative healing space where you can explore the hard stuff and grow into the good stuff. My training and experience cover diverse healing practices, and my office in downtown Santa Monica includes an art studio space where you can explore and play. Whether you are arriving to therapy yourself, with a partner, with your family, or to join a group... with me you will find the necessary support to safely go inward. I love this work, and I will hold space for you to show up as you are. I am currently accepting new clients for both in-person and telehealth services. Schedule a free consultation today.  
7 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA 90401
Online in Santa Monica, California

Dr Mark Baker

Psychologist, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist
Our counseling center focuses on in depth individual psychotherapy for those who have tried other approaches and yet still find themselves in need of something more, as well as intensive marital therapy by skilled clinicians who specialize in repairing broken bonds in intimate relationships.  
44 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA 90403

Peggy Barrett

Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, OTR/L
The best gifts you can give, are deeper relationships with yourself and others. When depression, anxiety, trauma or grief interfere with your life, your relationships may suffer internally and externally. If your life seems chaotic or lacks meaning it can be daunting to deal with these on your own. Together we can deal with these challenges. The courage to ask for help and enter into a therapeutic relationship is a powerful first step. It empowers you to discover your essence and begin to find meaning and purpose in your life. It takes courage to ask for help. These are challenging times with this pandemic. I want to create a safe haven for you to express your desires and needs. I have worked over 30 years in health care with adults who are physically and mentally challenged. I have facilitated groups using SoulCollage® and journaling to help people connect with deeper parts of themselves. My professional and life experiences have allowed me to understand and nurture those gifts that lie deep within each of us. It is these gifts which define your essence and provide meaning to your life.  
18 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA
Online in Santa Monica, California

Gwen Grigsby

Marriage and Family Therapist, M.A., LMFT
I appreciate you taking an interest in my practice. Whether you're new to therapy or have been before, seeking support is a courageous step towards personal growth and happiness. If you're struggling to navigate life, you're not alone. We all go through difficult times and face adversity, but that doesn't mean we have to grin and bear it on our own. I believe we are all born with the innate capacity to overcome life's most difficult experiences, and sometimes we need support uncovering our inner strength. When provided a safe space to share and explore, we can rediscover our authentic selves and live life more fully. I would love to hold space for you and join you along your journey. To see if we're a good fit, please reach out to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation. I look forward to connecting with you.  
6 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA
Online in Santa Monica, California

Faith Szalay

Psychologist, Psy.D, M.A.
I practice insight oriented therapy in which we work as a team to better understand and unlock the deeper pain or distress beneath the issues that are troubling you. In doing so, I am able to provide new options and possibilities. Having true choices is a key to a new sense of freedom in the world.  
24 Years Experience
In-Person in Santa Monica, CA 90403

Caroline Wessling

Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT, APCC
Is anxiety and overwhelm leaving you feeling trapped and diminished? Do you find yourself endlessly analyzing every decision, only to doubt yourself afterward? Are you constantly chasing an unattainable standard of perfection? Do you feel resentful in your relationships, struggling to have your needs met? You don’t have to navigate these challenges alone. In my practice, I craft personalized plans tailored to the unique needs of each client. I focus on mindfulness techniques to bring awareness to the self-limiting beliefs we've internalized because we can't change what we're not aware of. Through a combination of talk therapy and Brainspotting, I assist clients in overcoming anxious thought patterns and past traumas, silencing their inner critics, and stepping into a more serene and empowered life.  
5 Years Experience
Online in Santa Monica, California