Find a Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

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Ellen Ledley, LCSW, BCD

Ellen Ledley, LCSW, BCD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Social Work, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I see myself as a guide who goes on the journey of self-discovery and healing with the individual or couple. Different kinds of approaches make sense with ..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Ellen Ledley, LCSW, BCD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00576

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Debbie Briem, MA, LMFT

Debbie Briem, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Are you happy in your relationships? Are you satisfied with your life? Or are you feeling stagnant? If the latter sounds like your life, I can help. I can ..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Debbie Briem, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00014

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Eveline Smilack MA , MFTI

Eveline Smilack MA , MFTI

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"At times life can be challenging: daily stresses, relationship tensions, moments of unexpected loss or change. You may feel overwhelmed by choices and want..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Charlene Underhill Miller Ph.D.

Charlene Underhill Miller Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"My associates and I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. I treat a wide range of issues such as relational problems, marital iss..." read more

Malibu, CA 90265

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Charlene Underhill Miller Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04101

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Devika Singh, Ph.D.

Devika Singh, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I integrate the spiritual wisdom of the East into contemporary Western psychology. I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA and 25 years of psychoth..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Devika Singh, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12671

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Tely Toumani, MS

Tely Toumani, MS

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Social Work, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Our greatest difficulties can be life's greatest gifts (in disguise) if we can learn how to translate their messages. Every problem we encounter has the po..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Tely Toumani, MS Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01580

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Alexandra Guzman, LMFT

Alexandra Guzman, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

""Real" connections with others are what give us true meaning to life.Yet, this is seemingly difficult to achieve, and so overwhelming to even think about t..." read more

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Alexandra Guzman, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05486

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Kate Sheehan, LCSW

Kate Sheehan, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I am a strengths-based therapist working with children, teens, and adults. I partner with clients to achieve authentic relationships, clear communications,..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Kate Sheehan, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08161

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Angela Costello

Angela Costello

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"How would you know that things are getting better in your life? I help clients develop realistic goals, and guide them using an individualized treatment pl..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Angela Costello Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23281

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Layla Jillood, PsyD

Layla Jillood, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

""The greatest thing you can do in life is to overcome your insecurities and fears" Mahatma Gandhi. I think that we can attempt this by becoming "attuned" t..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Layla Jillood, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15745

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Nestled on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica is a mid-size, thriving beachfront community in Los Angeles County. Famous for its historic Santa Monica Pier, the city is home to more than 91,000 full-time residents1. The largest employer in the city is the City of Santa Monica, which provides essential services to all its residents. The University of California’s Santa Monica Hospital is also located in the city, as well as several municipal companies.

 

Mental Health Statistics in Santa Monica
Because it is part of Los Angeles County, statistics for mental health and well-being among county residents of Santa Monica are often incorporated into county data. According to the California Health and Human Services Agency, approximately 7.8% of all L.A. County youth and 6.4% of all L.A. County adults had either a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness in 20002. Altogether, more than 45,000 Los Angeles County residents received an evaluation during a 72-hour psychiatric hold during the years of 2008 and 20093. Substance abuse was found among 15.4% of greater Los Angeles area residents from 2005–2010, and 5.4% reported being dependent on an illegal or illicit substance. Depression was reported by 5.4% of all area residents during that same time4.

 

Back to Basics with the Youth Wellbeing Report Card
In 2011, Santa Monica launched the Cradle 2 Career (C2C) initiative, developed in response to two separate but equally traumatic events, one involving a public shooting and another a public suicide. In order to gauge the wellbeing of its most vulnerable residents, the city chose to extend the existing services it offers under the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Cradle 2 Career involves the schools, the Santa Monica College, the City of Santa Monica, and residents. The goal of C2C is to extend services that positively impact wellbeing and to reduce youth violence. Most importantly, C2C strives to advance accessibility and opportunity for quality mental health care to all its young citizens.

 

With the creation of the Santa Monica Youth Wellbeing Report Card, residents and others are able to receive a snapshot of the progress C2C is making. The 2012/2013 Report Card found that young people under the age of 24 account for just over 20% of the city’s population. Of all seventh graders, 41% had been bullied and 34% reported being victims of harassment. Extended periods of deep hopelessness and sadness were reported by 25% of all young people, and substance use was high, with 32% reporting substance use and 29% reporting alcohol use in the month preceding the survey. Child abuse rates were low, with just 3% of all children reporting some form of abuse5.

 

Although the Youth Wellbeing Report Card is a relatively new instrument, it underscores the dedication and commitment the City of Santa Monica continues to have for the overall health and wellbeing of all its citizens.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts, Santa Monica, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0670000.html

2 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Prevalence estimates for persons in households <200 Percent of poverty for 2000 census and updated to July 2004, Estimates of prevalence of persons with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and serious mental illness (SMI), Los Angeles county. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/Los%20Angeles/Table2.pdf

3 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

4 SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006 to 2010. Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Los-Angeles.pdf

5 SM Cradle to Career. (2013). Santa Monica, California Youth wellbeing report card 2012/2013. Retrieved from http://www.santamonicayouth.net/who-we-are/