Judy Zexter,LCSW

Judy Zexter,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Work
Secondary Credential: LCSW-R
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Fees range from $200-$250 depending on type of session.
Sliding scale available on a case-by-case basis.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Santa Monica, California 90405

My Approach to Helping

Through a collaborative and empathetic process, I help clients face their personal and professional challenges with an eclectic approach. Drawing upon decades of education and direct experience, I offer interventions, techniques, and practical tools that are based in psychodynamic theory, neuroscience, and innovation. With a focus on mindfulness and intentional living, I assist people with gaining a thorough understanding of their reactions to stressors and developing practices that support healthy shifts in perspective, communication, and behavior. By enabling people to separate their past from their present, they can free themselves from patterns that are no longer serving them. Additionally, when people's levels of anxiety, depression, and overall emotional discomfort decrease, opportunities are created for peace, happiness, and success.

More Info About My Practice

I offer phone, video, and office sessions, and because I hold licenses to practice in California and New York, I am able to accommodate clients who reside in both states. A Superbill can be supplied for insurance reimbursement for out of network services.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I help people develop the skills to live mindful and intentional lives, so they have the clarity to navigate and influence personal and professional relationships with thoughtfulness and impact. Specialties include parenting and relationship issues, as well as life transitions, such as marriage, pregnancy, career shifts, relocation, divorce, aging parents, and empty nest syndrome.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to help people identify their true desires, recognize the obstacles in their way, and draw upon their strengths in order to pursue satisfying and fulfilling lives. By providing compassionate support, perceptive insight, and practical tools within a collaborative dialogue, my clients feel empowered as they gain confidence in themselves to proceed with self-influence and agency in all aspects of their lives.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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