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Margaret Dunham, PsyD, MFT

Margaret Dunham, PsyD, MFT

Profession(s): Marriage & Family Therapy

"I believe that therapy is a means to illuminate your internal world while helping you to connect with others. Through dialogue, our sessions will focus ..." read more

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Margaret Dunham, PsyD, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07501

Janeen Locker, Ph.D., A Psychology Corporation

Janeen Locker, Ph.D., A Psychology Corporation

Profession(s): Psychology

"As a seasoned therapist (over 22 years of experience), I work in a directive, proactive manner to help guide others to transform aspects of their life wher..." read more

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Janeen Locker, Ph.D., A Psychology Corporation Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17769

 
 
Dr.Sharon Friedman, PhD, MFT

Dr.Sharon Friedman, PhD, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I understand that getting help when you need it is very important but can be a difficult first step. I am a highly qualified, experienced and certified psy..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90402

New York, NY 10011

Dr.Sharon Friedman, PhD, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08990

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Thomas Mintz, M.D

Thomas Mintz, M.D

Verified Credentials

Psychiatry

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

"The first obligation of a therapist, I believe, is to provide a therapeutic environment which is safe. Safe to think, and safe to talk. If talk therapy is..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Thomas Mintz, M.D Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10318

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Gerry Owen, LMFT

Gerry Owen, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Relationships delight and enhance us. But we're stuck when conversations repeat, frustrations increase, and resolution is nowhere to be found! I help you ..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Gerry Owen, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05255

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Inessa Manevich, Ph.D.

Inessa Manevich, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counselling

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

"I offer a personalized, highly-trained approach to psychotherapy. My work is characterized by intuition, compassion, optimism and collaboration. I pride my..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Inessa Manevich, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12343

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Carol Silbergeld, LCSW, BCD

Carol Silbergeld, LCSW, BCD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

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

"Life is stressful for most of us. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed with excessive worry, anxiety, depression, concerns about our family relationships, our ag..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Carol Silbergeld, LCSW, BCD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00339

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Jane Garnett, MFC

Jane Garnett, MFC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I work mainly with adults in the entertainment industry and creative fields. My practice is busy and successful. My background is diverse- a mixture of aca..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Jane Garnett, MFC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18979

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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

Malibu, CA 90265

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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

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Teen Therapist & Young Adult Life Coach

Teen Therapist & Young Adult Life Coach

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Are you a parent worried about your teenager? Do you struggle to communicate with your adolescent? Is your teen stressed out or anxious about school or fr..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Teen Therapist & Young Adult Life Coach Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03705

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Dr. Ann F Thiel, PhD

Dr. Ann F Thiel, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy

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

"I agree with the late Viktor Frankl that love and work comprise the meaning of life...." read more

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dr. Ann F Thiel, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19862

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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/