Susan Nord, MFT - Santa Monica Therapist

I am a warm and engaging therapist with 20 years of experience who has helped adults and couples like you negotiate the inevitable challenges of life. You deserve to have loving, safe, trusting relationships, satisfaction in your work, and an overall sense of well being. I will provide you with a private, professional, understanding place in which to discuss whatever is troubling you.

Sometimes just one or two sessions can make an enormous difference in how you feel. 

First Time?
Especially if this is the first time you are considering counseling, it can be a difficult call to make. But after years of counseling experience, I know that this process works. If you have been disappointed or discouraged with previous therapy, I hope you will consider trying again.

It is essential to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and open. Often clients know in the first session or two if they have found a good fit. You can even get a sense of whether this would be a good match during the first phone contact.

My Approach
I will provide non-judgmental, insightful responses which will help you gain a new perspective on the issues which have been disturbing for you.

Learn More
Feel free to learn more about me and my approach to counseling.  I encourage you to get to know me by looking at entries in my blog about subjects important to the therapy process.

I look forward to meeting you.



Recent Blog Posts:

Depression Can Devour Your Life

How do you know if you just have the blues and are experiencing a sad period of time in your life or if you are having a real depressive episode?

The guidelines for the distinction between these two descriptors are clearly stated in the DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, a publication of the professional mental health community.

Truth Be Told

Recently there was an article in the Los Angeles Times about a family caught up in a very emotional and tragic situation.  While giving birth to triplets, the mother suffered a stroke which left her in a vegetative state with little or no chance for full recovery.


Once upon a time, giving birth to twins was often a complete surprise in the delivery room.  It is hard to imagine what it must have felt like when a family, especially for the mom on the table, was anticipating one new member and instead a second one arrived unforeseen. Expected or not, however, the event of producing multiples may have both the highs of excitement and the lows of total overwhelm.