Find a Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

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Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, MFT

Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Free yourself...I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creati..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03533

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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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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. You may want help managing daily stresses and relationship tensions. During moments of unexpected loss or change, you may..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90402

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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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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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Claudia Gersh, MA, MFT

Claudia Gersh, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"'We are what we Repeatedly do, Excellence then is not an act but a Habit"- Aristotle I use a practical and often solution based approach to help my clie..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Claudia Gersh, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15953

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LA Young Adult Life Skills Coach

LA Young Adult Life Skills Coach

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"As an experienced Teen Therapist, I help teens and young-adults learn new ways of understanding and overcoming any challenges they may be experiencing. I a..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90404

LA Young Adult Life Skills Coach Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03705

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Shari Brickin MA. MFTI

Shari Brickin MA. MFTI

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I specialize in therapy for trauma survivors. I believe as Christopher Reeve said, "Once you choose hope anything is possible," and therapy builds hope. Ho..." read more

Burbank, CA 91505

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Shari Brickin MA. MFTI Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23392

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Ruth Subrin MFT ATR

Ruth Subrin MFT ATR

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and/or depression? Are your relationships unsatisfactory or dysfunctional? Is it a struggle to juggle work and fam..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ruth Subrin MFT ATR Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01543

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Shoshana Levine, LCSW

Shoshana Levine, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe in healing your EMOTIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, and SPIRITUAL pain thereby integrating your BODY, MIND and SOUL. My goal is to help you heal the wound..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Shoshana Levine, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17651

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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/