Therapists in Santa Monica, California

Find the best therapists in Santa Monica. The therapists below specialize in treating a range of mental and emotional health concerns, including anxiety, depression, work stress, relationship issues, and trauma. They have been vetted by the Zencare team for offering high quality, clinically rigorous care.

755 Matching Therapists with Availability

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Scheherazade Madan Collins

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety/Panic Disorders - Psychophysiology - Mindfulness - Eating disorders - ADHD - Peak Performance/Sport Psychology
 In-person & online
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Isabelle Huguet Lee

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Communication issues - Trauma - Life purpose & meaning - Physical wellness - Insomnia & sleep issues
 In-person & online
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Dawn Smith-Theodore

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Eating disorders - Substance abuse - College student mental health - Anxiety - Family therapy - Working with dancers
 In-person & online
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Erica Rozmid

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Depression - Borderline personality disorder - Selective Mutism - ADHD - Perinatal Mental Health- Loss
 In-person & online
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Joanna Lovinger

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Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Artists' mental health - Codependency - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Self-esteem
 In-person & online
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COPE Psychological Center

Group practice

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Addiction - Anxiety - Chronic pain - Couples counseling - Depression - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Kate M. Grogan

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Depression - Relationships - Life transitions - Family issues - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Rincy Mathew

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Addiction - Anxiety - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Relationship issues - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Shakti Therapy & Healing Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Race & cultural identity - Life purpose & meaning - Relationship issues - Artists' mental health - Loss, grief, and bereavement
 In-person & online
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Felicia Lepetri

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues - Women's issues
 In-person & online
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Transcend Anxiety

Group practice

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Mindfulness - Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - Psycho-spiritual growth - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
 In-person & online
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Caitlin Bergh

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Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Stress management - Emotion regulation
 In-person & online
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Caroline Kalai

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Couples counseling - Depression - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Mindfulness
 In-person & online
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Maya Druckmann

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Family issues - Parenting - Stress management - Burnout - Sensitivity
 In-person & online
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Christopher David Schadt

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Men's issues - Relationship issues - Insomnia & sleep issues - Trauma - Assertiveness
 In-person & online
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Carole Goguen

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
 In-person & online
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Erin Bishop

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Relationship issues - Anxiety - Depression - Suicidal ideation - Fertility, pregnancy and postpartum for individuals and couples - First- and second-generation Asian American individuals and couples
 In-person & online
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Brooke Schwartz

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Trauma - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - College & graduate student mental health - Perfectionism - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Jenny Hoit

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Trauma - Stress management - Mindfulness - Relationship issues - Grief and loss
 In-person & online
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Rachel Neporent

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Attachment issues - Codependency - Perfectionism - Relationship issues - Self-esteem
 In-person & online
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Emily Polak

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Self-esteem - Anxiety - Relationship issues - Perfectionism - Body image - Dating
 In-person & online
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Nicole Coffelt

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Existential crisis & challenges - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Stress management - Trauma - Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Artists' mental health
 In-person & online
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Meredith Levy

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Addiction - Borderline personality disorder - Depression - Anxiety - Life coaching - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Sue De Santo

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Relationship issues - Anxiety - Self-esteem - Stress management
 In-person & online
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California Women's Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Depression - Women's issues - Couples counseling - Grief and loss
 In-person & online
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Kirstin Carl

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Attachment issues - Depression - Trauma - Work stress - Abandonment issues
 In-person & online
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Roberto Figueroa

Psychiatrist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Depression - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Bipolar disorder - Pregnancy & postpartum mental health
 In-person & online
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Ruth Glass

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Perinatal health - ADHD - Life transitions - Stress management - Work stress
 In-person & online
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Marissa Tunis

Therapist

Accepting clients from Santa Monica, California

Anxiety - Depression - Family therapy - Couples therapy - Relationship issues - Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
 In-person & online
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Art Khachikyan

Therapist

Waitlist

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Borderline personality disorder - Depression - Anxiety - Cultural adjustment
 In-person & online

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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Santa Monica, California

How do I find a therapist in Santa Monica, California?

Find a therapist near you in Santa Monica, California on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Santa Monica, California?

Yes, most Santa Monica, California health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in Santa Monica, California. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in Santa Monica, California?

Therapists located in Santa Monica, California offer session fees from <$100/session. To find a therapist who meets your budget, filter by session fee on Zencare. Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Santa Monica, California. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Santa Monica, California?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Santa Monica, California on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Santa Monica, California require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in Santa Monica, California who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Santa Monica, California offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in Santa Monica, California who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Santa Monica, California have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Santa Monica, California near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in Santa Monica, California who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Santa Monica, California continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Santa Monica, California therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near Santa Monica, California without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Santa Monica, California?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Santa Monica, California on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in Santa Monica, California; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Santa Monica, California?

Start your search for a great therapist in Santa Monica, California on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Santa Monica, California or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Santa Monica, California go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Santa Monica, California?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Santa Monica, California, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Santa Monica, California include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Santa Monica, California also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Santa Monica, California providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Santa Monica, California?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Santa Monica, California. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in Santa Monica, California, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.