Peace. Hope. Healing.

Hello, I'm Richelle. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Santa Monica, California. I support men and women through life’s many twists and transitions.

I specialize in working with “Good Girls” — women and teens who strive to do everything right, usually at the expense of their health, relationships and emotional well being. Many times this feels like anxiety, overwhelm, and frustration.

I have a particular interest in supporting those dealing with disordered eating, codependency and a family history of mental illness and addiction. Common symptoms and concerns include anxiety, sadness and depression, critical self self talk, feeling overwhelmed or numb, confidence and self esteem issues, shame, anger and loneliness. Often times these tendencies stem from relational trauma and can include emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.

Additionally, I work with young adults in navigating the difficult, frustrating, and confusing process of transitioning from childhood to adulthood, including making sense of the increasingly complicated world in which we live.

As part of my commitment to women’s health and healing, I cofounded WithWomen Counseling (, a place for women and their families to find the support and resources they need to live healthy emotional lives.

Whether you’re looking for general guidance, support, or problem-solving for a specific issue, I am here to help you find your way from where you are now to where you want to be.

Take a look around, and please feel free to reach out for more information so you can get to know me better and learn more about my practice.

I’m glad you’re here.



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Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation which is not nurturing to the whole woman.

― Maya Angelou