Dr. Tanya Peters – Santa Monica Psychologist:

Tanya Peters, Ph.D., is a psychologist in Santa Monica who received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, New York.

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

Dr. Peters is an expert in family dynamics and personal development. With over 20 years of education and experience in her field, she 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 background.

Dr. Peters provides both in-person and Telehealth sessions via FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom, whichever is most convenient for you.

While Telehealth therapy presents some challenges, it can be highly effective, and far more convenient than in-person therapy. Just like in-person therapy, Telehealth benefits depend on your willingness to be an active participant, both in and outside of therapy sessions.

Call to schedule an appointment with
Dr. Peters – (310) 461-4425

Dr. Peters
Specializes in Treating

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Body image
  • Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • LGBTQ+ Issues

Current Endeavors

  • Licensed in the state of California – PSY25046
  • Private Practice, Santa Monica and Brentwood
  • Consulting Therapist, Passages Treatment Center
  • Clinical Supervisor, Santa Monica
  • Member, Los Angeles County Psychological Association
  • Member, American Psychological Association

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Dr. Peters’ 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.