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Dr. Tanya Peters – Santa Monica Psychologist:

Dr. Tanya Peters - Santa Monica PsychologistTanya Peters, PhD., is a psychologist in Santa Monica who received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, New York.

She completed her predoctoral fellowship at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and postdoctoral fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Wright Institute Los Angeles.

With over 15 years of education and experience in her field, Dr. Tanya Peters helps individuals to make the transformations they want for themselves by using a supportive and integrative approach that relies on psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral therapies.

She tends to be interactive during sessions, and most importantly, customizes treatment to the uniqueness of the individual. In this way, she is particularly sensitive to understanding one’s ethnic, cultural and spiritual backgrounds.

Dr. Tanya Specializes In:

  •  Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Body image.
  • Addiction.
  • Trauma.
  • Personality Disorders.
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues.

Dr. Tanya’s Philosophy:

I view psychotherapy as a framework for identifying, understanding, and working through problems that cause people to feel stuck, helpless or insecure about their lives. Ultimately, I consider the goal of psychotherapy as empowering others to reach aspired levels of purpose, productivity and fulfillment.

Through therapy, my clients gain a fuller understanding of themselves and the reasons behind recurring habits, upsetting moods and anxieties, relational conflicts and obstacles that seem unsolvable. My clients explore alternative perspectives to their problems, make more informed choices around them, and gain a greater sense of control over their surroundings and the stressors they encounter.

Education and Clinical Experience:

Dr. Tanya Peters earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Magna Cum Lade) from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  She then completed her Master of Science, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, New York where her studies and clinical work focused on underprivileged adults and adolescents.

After moving to Los Angeles, Dr. Peters completed a one-year APA internship working with adolescents and young adults at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles – Division of Adolescent Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Peters completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA). At WILA, she received in-depth psychoanalytic training while working with adults and couples.

Throughout Dr. Peters’ clinical experience she has provided therapeutic services to culturally diverse adults, teens, families, and couples at community agencies, hospitals, out-patient treatment centers, domestic violence shelters, and a juvenile justice center. She has also conducted psychodiagnostic assessments for learning disabilities, spectrum disorders, and personality disorders.

Current Endeavors:

Licensed in the state of California – PSY25046

Private Practice, Santa Monica

Individual Therapist, Passages Treatment Center

Clinical Supervisor, Airport Marina Counseling Service

Member, Los Angeles County Psychological Association

Member, American Psychological Association

Office Location:

2730 Wilshire Blvd #650

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Call Me to Schedule a Free Phone Consultation – (310) 461-4425