Joyce Houser, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica
I can help you to find or build a loving, healthy relationship -- to live with more love and less stress. Are you avoiding intimacy? "Addicted" to the wrong person? Can't communicate? Don't settle for loneliness or fights. Knowing yourself allows you to find the right person, or regain trust and respect for the one you are with. I understand the needs of highly sensitive, creative personalities, and the specific stresses of being in the business world. My book, SOMEONE TO TALK TO explains how therapy works. Read more at: and
My specializations are: * Individual and couples therapy for help with issues of intimacy, sexuality, and communication. * Therapy for professionals in the arts and business. * Therapy in recovery for addictions to drugs and alcohol, workaholism, "love addiction" and "love-avoidance".
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in Los Angeles. I am a working artist and published writer, and have helped people in the creative arts and business professions throughout my practice. I am author of the book SOMEONE TO TALK TO; Understanding How Therapy Heals.
Call or Email Joyce Houser for a free phone consultation now - (310) 895-9106


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of California
  • License No. and State: 18924 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • American Behavioral
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: MFT 18924 CALIF


  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety


  • Arts and Business Professionals
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults


  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2016
Joyce Houser, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica

Joyce Houser

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT