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Sharon Tucker, Ph.D.

Sharon Tucker, Ph.D.

Profession(s): Counseling Psychology, Coaching, Marriage & Family Therapy

"I help people connect with their energy and I ask people where would they like to go from where they are in this moment. I help people create a plan for t..." read more

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Sharon Tucker, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11199

Lea Roussos, M.A.

Lea Roussos, M.A.

Profession(s): Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

"Please check my website for more information My philosophy and approach to helping people is by using a mindful and collaborative style of therapy. I bel..." read more

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Lea Roussos, M.A. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01021

 
 
Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Other

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe we each have the ability within to heal ourselves...." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Elisha Goldstein, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19889

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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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Arsalan Malik, MD

Arsalan Malik, MD

Verified Credentials

Psychiatry, Mental Health Counseling, Medicine

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"In my thinking about patients, I follow the dictum: "all perception is co-creation." We create the environment we perceive to suit our own dogmas, emotions..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Pasadena, CA 91105

Arsalan Malik, MD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12939

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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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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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Lauren OConnell MA LMFT

Lauren OConnell MA LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

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

"Hope and effort combined with good psychotherapy creates growth and change. You may want to try therapy for a few specific issues and some reasons you can'..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

West Hollywood, CA 90048

Lauren OConnell MA LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11629

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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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Peter Maduro J.D., PSY.D., PSY.D.

Peter Maduro J.D., PSY.D., PSY.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Stay close to and understand the person's emotional world...." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

South Pasadena, CA 91030

Peter Maduro J.D., PSY.D., PSY.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18966

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Denise Middleton Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern 66185

Denise Middleton Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern 66185

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults

"I try to provide each client with compassion, warmth, and an ear that listens. It is important to me to understand their view of the world. As therapy prog..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Denise Middleton Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern 66185 Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13694

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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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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/