Danielle Faye Jonas, LCSW, PhD Candidate
Danielle Faye Jonas has 10 years of experience working as a therapist and medical social worker. She is a child, adolescent and adult psychotherapist.
She tailors therapeutic methodologies based on individual needs and her practice is informed by Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Humanistic Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy approaches. Danielle is a Santa Monica, CA based therapist, offering in-person sessions in Santa Monica and Telehealth sessions in CA, NY, CO and CT.
She is committed to understanding individual perspectives and experiences and to assisting people in articulating their unique needs and goals in order to optimize emotional well-being and happiness. She aims to create a safe and supportive environment that empowers individuals to explore their genuine selves. She believes that quality of life experience is subjective and that people feel validated and supported when their voices are heard and respected. She has a transparent communication style and a warm, calming and empathetic presence.
Samira Dewidar, LCSW
Samira specializes in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and loss. She provides a safe and nurturing space for clients to process their trauma and grief, fostering an environment where healing and growth can flourish. She views the therapy relationship as a transformative process that helps individuals rediscover their inner strength, find meaning amidst adversity, and change unhelpful patterns that keep them stuck.
Samira has a holistic and client-centered approach to therapy, recognizing that every person's experience of trauma and grief is distinct. She utilizes a blend of EMDR and psychodynamic relational therapy and tailors each session to address the specific needs and goals of clients.
She has extensive experience in various settings in Los Angeles and New York City such as schools, mental health clinics, and community organizations which has allowed her to work with clients of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. She completed my Masters in Social Work at Hunter College which emphasizes a social justice lens to therapy and allowed her to explore systemic and cultural dynamics which impact clients.
Judy Jason, AMFT, MA, JD
Judy (supervised by Danielle Jonas, LCSW, CA #115555) enjoys working with all different types of clients and helping them to learn more about themselves, grow emotionally, find self-acceptance and purpose, and experience greater ease within themselves as they progress on their respective journeys through life. She specializes in life transitions, anxiety and depression, existential crises, woman’s issues and parent and family work. She views the therapeutic relationship as the most important facet of her work with patients and strives to create a safe, warm, non-judgmental space that facilitates trust. Her treatment approach is integrative, deriving primarily from psychodynamic theory, Gestalt theory, existential theory and a mindfulness-based approach.
Judy became a therapist after graduating with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, following a career as an entertainment lawyer, with a J.D from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UCLA.