Find a Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

Find a Therapist, Psychologist, or Marriage Counselor in Santa Monica

 
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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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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Kristina Mazic, M.A., LMFT

Kristina Mazic, M.A., LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I work with diverse populations, including individual adults and adolescents and couples and families. I help my clients lead fuller lives and empower them..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Kristina Mazic, M.A., LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20129

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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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Janice Taylor, MA, LMFT

Janice Taylor, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

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

"I have advanced training in modalities that specifically target trauma. Both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Trauma Resiliency..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Janice Taylor, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16048

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Laurie S. Levine, MA.,MFT.

Laurie S. Levine, MA.,MFT.

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Social Work

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

"I see therapy as a sacred space to create healing and change and believe everyone is unique and has great potential. My style is compassionate, interactive..." read more

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Laurie S. Levine, MA.,MFT. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01061

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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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Faith Szalay, Psy.D

Faith Szalay, Psy.D

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

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

"I help people achieve greater insight into their lives. I cultivate an environment in which we can find more options that can lead to new and diverse patte..." read more

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Faith Szalay, Psy.D Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21123

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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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Vera Eck, MFT

Vera Eck, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Are you feeling frustrated, annoyed, and angry with your partner? Are you tired of saying the same thing over again and they just don't hear you? Do you ..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Vera Eck, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18367

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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/