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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 provide a highly-trained and individualized approach to psychotherapy. My work is characterized by compassion, intuition, optimism and collaboration. I p..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

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

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Santa Monica Teen Therapist

Santa Monica Teen Therapist

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"As an experienced Teen Therapist, I help your teen discover alternative ways of thinking about and responding to challenging situations in their life. I al..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Santa Monica Teen Therapist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03705

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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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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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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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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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Jessa Sherman

Jessa Sherman

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I believe that each of us is entitled to happiness and well-being. That said, various obstacles can stand in our path towards such well-being and I believe..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Jessa Sherman Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20260

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Ava Louise Stanton, L.C.S.W.

Ava Louise Stanton, L.C.S.W.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Psychotherapy for Meditators in Mindfulness-Based Traditions If you are a mediator, have you noticed distressing thoughts and feelings that repeat in way..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Ava Louise Stanton, L.C.S.W. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00092

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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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Judy Zexter, LCSW

Judy Zexter, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Often people seek therapy when feelings of overwhelm, depression, anxiety and/or frustration are present in their lives. I help people to make sense out o..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Judy Zexter, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11164

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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/