About Psychotherapy and Psychology

Psychotherapy is a process in which the therapist and patient discuss a multitude of issues and experiences, for the purpose of creating positive change so that the patient can experience his/her life more fully. Therapy can provide an opportunity to understand yourself at a deeper level, what you are thinking, feeling, experiencing and why. Participating in therapy may result in a number of benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • Feel less stressed and anxious
  • Reduce feelings of depression
  • Decrease negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors
  • Improve interpersonal relationships
  • Improve coping skills
  • Heal the effects of trauma
  • Recovery from substance abuse and addiction
  • Increase capacity for intimacy
  • Increase self-confidence


Types of Therapy Offered

At Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica, we offer individual, couples, family and group therapy, through the following modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Relaxation Training/Breathing Exercises
  • Parenting Classes
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Testing (Cognitive, Personality, Differential Diagnosis, Addiction Screening)
  • Stress Management skills
  • Tapping, Resourcing, and Grounding skills
  • Task Model for recovery from Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Conditions Psychotherapy Can Help With

Psychotherapy can provide support for the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Body image issues
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Panic disorders
  • Partners of Sex Addicts
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual Addiction and Intimacy disorders
  • Social phobias
  • Stage of life issues
  • Stress management
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Survivors of Sexual, Physical, and/or Emotional abuse
  • Victims of crime and/or trauma



Psychotherapists, such as Licensed Psychologists and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) can have a range of backgrounds and specialties. For more information on the Lotus practitioners, visit their profile page. 



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