Therapy in Santa Monica

2665 30th Street, Suite 213
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Mar Vista Therapists

Dr. Soheila Hosseini, PhD

Talya Winston, LMFT

Alison Christiansen, LCSW

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Dr. Soheila Hosseini, PhD

My aspiration has always been to understand the complexity of human behavior and through this lens, I have been able to support my clients to explore distinct ways to live more satisfying and fulfilling lives.

As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have provided psychotherapy for adults, children, couples, and groups within community mental health centers, private practices and inpatient psychological facilities. I take pride in working with clients from various cultural backgrounds, the LGBTQ community, as well as those with diverse mental health conditions, such as: bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD and phobia. I specialize in treating eating disorders, addiction and personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder. Additionally, I specialize in treating couples and families.

How I Work

The primary theoretical intervention I utilize is CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and psychodynamic approaches. I am fluent in Farsi and provide psychotherapy in Farsi.

My goal is to provide my clients a nurturing and therapeutic environment in which they can achieve their potential and live their dream lives. My hope is to support my clients to develop clear insight and powerful skills to create astonishing results in all aspects of their lives in order to live a more fulfilling life.

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Talya Winston, LMFT

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families in order to help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, gain confidence and self-esteem, navigate life transitions, and more. My qualifications include two master’s degrees, as well as professional training in psychodynamic therapy. I specialize in working with creatives, as well as with multi-cultural and diversity issues.

How I Work

Therapy is a place to begin healing and achieve personal growth. I will work hard to provide a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space where you can begin to better understand yourself and work through challenges that are interfering with your life and happiness. Together, we can explore your present and past in order to help you understand your behaviors, patterns, and relationships. From this understanding change begins.

I will meet you where you are, and work with you to get where you want to be.

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Alison Christiansen, LCSW

Helping others create change in their lives is something I am deeply passionate about. For the past decade, I have been invested in helping others to heal, grow and live in their full potential, and have worked with a variety of populations in an array of settings. I recognize that asking for help is often no simple task.

I believe therapy is an invitation to delve deeper into your truth so that you can live an authentic, full life. It’s a vulnerable process and a unique experience for every being, though can be transformational.

How I Work

I work primarily with teenagers, young adults and adults through individual and family therapy. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, trauma symptoms, substance use, grief, and young adults impacted by cancer. I am also a certified yoga instructor with specialized training in therapeutic yoga. I am especially passionate about integrating therapeutic yoga and mindfulness practices into the work I do with clients and find it especially beneficial when working with anxiety and trauma-related symptoms. I find that these frameworks provide a variety of concrete tools to use when in distress, and also aid in deeply integrating change, growth and healing. That way, growth can be maintained. I also utilize Motivational InterviewingTrauma Focused Therapy (TF-CBT)Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in therapy.

I view therapy as a collaboration. I believe you bring your own unique set of strengths to the table and together we will explore modalities which best suit you and your current concerns. I will meet you where you’re at in your process with compassion and I offer a safe space where you can explore concerns openly and honestly. I believe that all beings are whole as they are and worthy, and therapy can aid us in returning to that remembrance.

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Grawben Corona, C.Ht.

As a certified hypnotherapist, my goal is to guide you to learn how to access the most powerful part of your mind, the subconscious. Everything starts in the mind first. I will teach you how to gain better control over it. I offer hope, health, excitement, and freedom.

My focus is to find out where you are at now, and where you want to be. I am passionate about teaching you how to release old patterns that are no longer serving you. We can all be successful at reaching goals. What may be getting in the way is the pattern of how you have learned to do things. I will teach you techniques and anchors so you can be guided to find your own answers within. I love teaching people something about themselves that they didn’t already know. Your problems may seem strange to you, not me. The key when working with a hypnotherapist for change is belief. When you learn to change your thoughts it helps to change your beliefs, and when you change your beliefs it is reflected in your behaviors.

I have overcome so much in my personal life and have done the work and understand that life is a journey. There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing people transform and thrive. I now get to teach the techniques that I’ve applied to myself to my clients. Healing is not just the removal of symptoms, it is the return of life and the new found joy in being able to live it fully.

How I Work

I use a mind-body approach; the kind that teaches you a new form of practice that will help you reach success whether it be mind, body, or spirit. When image rehearsal and envisioning is practiced on a regular basis, it results in the production of a highly developed physical, and mental energy, which increases motivation and success.

There is hope. While we do talk with ourselves all day, we only really have a certain level of access to our inner selves. We all know something each of us does or other people do that they don’t know why they do it, they just do. We either say “I don’t know I just like to” or “I don’t know I can’t help it.”

Consider there is a part of you which subconsciously knows why you actually do it and has the ability to recall why and actually has the ability to change it if you ask or tell it to. The bad news is that once we are conditioned it’s hard to really update those conditions. This is where hypnotherapy comes in handy.

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