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Santa Monica

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Our Santa Monica therapists are solution-focused, offering individual therapy , couple therapy & marriage counseling.


At our Santa Monica therapy office, licensed therapists help people find healthy ways to understand and resolve life issues. We offer therapy services in person or through online counseling for your convenience. Whether through individual therapy, marriage counseling or couples therapy, our professional therapist can help you figure out how to move forward and make healthier life choices.

Individuals often struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression or find themselves in a perpetual cycle of re-experiencing painful life situations. Wanting to understand our experience and learn healthy life strategies is a pursuit worthy of exploration in therapy. With a professional outside point of view, clients often discover the inner resources and develop strategies that can make the difference in their lives.

We have a very effective coaching style to couples counseling that is hands-on and interactive. Through this solution-focused format we can help couples reduce harmful behavior and begin to treat each other with respect and love. With the help of a therapist, couples can begin to stop harming each other, develop a better understanding of their issues and develop the skills and tools necessary to find happiness.

If you are looking for a down-to-earth Santa Monica therapist who integrates interactive exchange, direct feedback, and goal-focused therapy, you’ve come to the right place.

erin-therapistErin Kuntze, Psy.D
Erin has a comprehensive background and schooling, yet she presents herself as a real person. Both male and female clients find her extremely approachable. Erin received both a master’s degree and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She practices in our Santa Monica office and specializes in relationships and couples work.

When it comes to helping couples communicate better, Erin coaches her clients on ways to be direct and loving, even when the instinct is to react and defend. For couples who struggle when it comes to talking about sex, Erin has the experience to guide them into talking more comfortably about sexual needs and how to support a happy sex life in a long-term relationship. She is also known for her experience working with multicultural and LGBTQQI relationships. She provides individual therapy, couples therapy, couples counseling and marriage counseling.

As couples talk about issues in their relationship, Erin has an uncanny ability to see beyond the surface and get to the heart of the matter. It is this ability that makes her an excellent relationship therapist.

Hello. My name is Sevin Philips. I’m a licensed therapist, and I’m here to answer some questions for you to help you make a decision if we are the right therapists for you. Now, if you’ve never done this sort of thing before, I want to help you understand the process and hopefully ease some of your anxiety that you might be having about doing something you’ve never done before.I know reaching out to a stranger can be a very scary experience when you want to share some of the most deep and intimate things in your life, and hopefully, I can help ease that process for you. And if you’ve been down the road before, you’ve done therapy and you’re looking for a new therapist, and you want to find out if we’re the right fit for you, I’m going to give you some really pertinent and specific information about how we work so that you could decide for yourself.

Now, one thing I want to mention is we’re much like a coach or a mentor, we are solution-focused therapists, and that’s basically how we work. First off, we’re going to get to know you. We’re going to want to know your thoughts, your opinions, your feelings about your issue. It’s a very interactive process, so we’re going to ask questions along the way and be very curious. First of all, that’s going to help us understand you because you are a unique human being and we need to know what’s going on for you. And why it matters, it’ll help us help you develop a roadmap to move forward. And through that process of investigation, I often find that clients deepen their own understanding of their life issue and often have epiphanies and greater clarity about their issue that brings a lot of relief.

And at some point, with your own pace in mind, we’re going to develop the right kinds of tools and skills that are necessary to help you ease and move forward in your life issue to make some really effective, healthy changes in your life. We’re going to guide you along that process as you move forward at your own pace and support you along the way. And if we need to remap anything and make changes along the way, we can do that as well. We’ve been helping people for many years, and we have a lot of insights and ideas about how to move forward in our life in a really good way.

Some of the advice that we give is on the videos and articles that we have on our website, and that might be a great first step for you to kind of get to know who you are. You can also reach out on our phone number and talk to one of our receptionists who can answer basic information about costs and, you know, common location information you might have. But more importantly, they can direct you to the therapist in your local area that works for our center, and you can talk to that therapist. You can tell them a little bit about what’s going on without any commitment at all, and really get to know them, and see if you feel comfortable with that person. And if you do, you can make an appointment

Also, people help pay for therapy by using what’s called out-of-network coverage, you might have that through your insurance company, or some sort of health related benefit through work. You pay out-of-pocket to us, but we often give invoices to help people get reimbursed.

I hope this was helpful. But most importantly, if you need some help in your life, please reach out. We would love to help. Thank you so much

Counseling Specialties

  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy
  • Relationship and Intimacy Issues
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Sexual and Emotional Disconnect
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Fighting and Defensiveness
  • LGBTQ Adults
  • Life & Career Transition
  • Life & Career Transition

Santa Monica Therapist Locations

Relationship Counseling Center
3201 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: (310) 774-0324

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User Reviews

Trying to find good couples counseling can be a daunting task.  Our relationship is important to us so we don’t just want your average run of the mill therapist.  I stumbled onto the Relationship Counseling Center website and found a large selection of videos about relationships issues, many where spot on for our relationship.  I

Gary P. April 5, 2015

So, I’ve had what I’ll call “classic” issues with therapy. Until about 18 months ago, I thought that I could just deal with whatever I needed to, without help. Yeah. Then, I had a couple of unsuccessful starts with a couple of other therapists; One who really sucked, and one whose style was more along

David F. March 11, 2015

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