Therapist Profile

Gary Glickman, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
3331 Ocean Park Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 980-4188
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Everybody's got healing work to do; and coming to counseling is one great investment to help yourself step through old barriers into a sweeter, more empowered life. Of course, fear and shame is what stops most people from picking up the phone and daring to connect with a skilled, dedicated counselor. I believe the rewards are worth the risk. And I offer a sliding fee scale to make the investment possible when I can. I also believe you deserve to shop around; so I make myself available for in-depth phone interviews, and welcome one-time office consultations. People know instinctively when it's safe to take risks and start healing. My first concern is in collaborating with you on a warm, trustable relationship. Together, we explore--and sometimes challenge! -- your old beliefs, your unfolding life, your important stories, and their spiritual and practical implications. We work with several flexible modes, grounded in archetypal and depth pscyhology: cognitive/behavioral explorations, examining and revising your important life-stories, dream tending, voice and movement exercises to find your personal power and your authentic voice. Mostly we talk. (Occasionally we throw pillows.) Sometimes artists and writers bring in projects. I work closely with adjunctive specialists in Somatic Experiencing and spiritual and transpersonal counseling. I am a writer and musician myself; artists, other therapists are welcome. Come discover your authentic voice, whether it be as a counselor, an artist, or a person journeying to greater strength and peace.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Flexible Hours-Please Call
Psychotherapy for individuals and couples, Pre-marriage and pre-commitment counseling, Life-Coaching, coming-out coaching, Voice and Movement for empowerment and authenticity, adolescent and family issues
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


PhD candidate, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, current MA, Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute MFA, Iowa Writers Workshop BA, Brown University, Music

Area of Specialty

Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Creative Solutions
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Expressive Art Therapies
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Sand Tray Therapy
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Buddhism and Psychotherapy
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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