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Maria Nazarian(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
Anxiety - Depression-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Social anxiety-Panic attacks / panic disorder-Climate anxiety-
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Professional statement

Maria WALKS ON THE BEACH with her clients in Santa Monica, CA. She works with adults of all ages with a focus on young adults. She is particularly sensitive to concerns about climate change and about world affairs; she helps clients cope with anxiety or grief about the current state of our planet; and she works with them to find the delicate balance between their inevitable difficult emotions and being at peace in their daily lives. Maria helps clients thrive academically, in their relationships, and in their careers and she teaches them practical coping skills in life transitions.

Maria provides a unique experience for those who enjoy being outdoors to interact with nature during therapy. She has been walking on the beach with her clients for many years as this facilitates emotion regulation, improved mood, and a sense of connection. Maria helps clients understand their thought patterns, emotional and physical responses and learn to respond in helpful ways rather than react in the face of challenges. A trauma-informed therapist, Maria is sensitive to the influence of past experiences on present challenges. She teaches clients how to practice self-compassion and to set healthier boundaries, and helps them live in alignment with their authentic self.

Maria works with a diverse clientele and specializes in providing culturally responsive and identity-affirming psychotherapy. She is poly and LGBTQIA+ affirming. Working in her happy place allows Maria to bring her most authentic, non-judgmental, and compassionate version of herself to her sessions.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

University of Arizona, Ph.D., 2004


California: 24213


Armenian, English


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Climate anxiety - Coping with the unique stress created by climate change, including managing any overwhelming feelings of impending disaster and finding outlets for advocacy


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Maria Nazarian is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$250 - $300

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Credit card fee $15/session.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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