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Paul Carter




 Relational issues


 Early adults/adults

Creativity/Artistic struggles

 Life transitions


Self-image struggles


 Men's issues


CA Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #128815

Under the Supervision of Anna Major LMFT #98441


Your life is not a problem to be solved. Rather, it’s a journey I hope to give you the courage to compassionately face and savor. My hope in our collaboration is to help you achieve greater psychological flexibility. I have had success working with creative people looking to heal their wounds without losing the edge that fuels creativity. I help people navigate depression, anxiety, relational issues, life transitions, men’s issues, artists struggling to find their creative voice, social anxiety, and self-acceptance. I work from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework, which works across a wide variety of issues and concerns.


My clients find the ability to unearth and heal from their past wounds in a way that allows them to find new meanings and possibilities in their relationships - both with themselves and with others. Self-compassion is a vital skill I model and teach within my client’s healing process.


You can expect me to be engaged and collaborative with you in session. I use an eclectic, strength-based approach and find myself to be of most help when I can make space for safety, lightness, and trust in therapy. I’ve been told that I’m warm, funny, and gentle by clients. I primarily work with teens, young adults, and adults.


I am seeing clients both virtually and in-person. 
Our office is out-of-network with insurance (PPO plans), but we will file claims for your reimbursement so you don't have to. Curious? Save time and book a free consultation slot that works with your schedule:


Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Music Performance



  • California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), Member

  • San Fernando Valley Chapter of CAMFT (SFV-CAMFT), Member

  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Member

  • Center for Studies of the Person (CSP), Associate Member


Call or Text

Mobile: 424-262-3612




Entire of State of California

Santa Monica Office

Monday 12 PM - 6 PM

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