A couple of therapists

If you’re looking for someone friendly, professional and independent to talk to in confidence about the challenges most of us face from time to time – relationships, stress, trauma, depression, parenting, anger, and the rest – we’d like to help. We offer therapy, counseling and clinical hypnosis.

We like to see clients feel better fast, so that’s what we work to achieve. We use a modern brief therapy approach. When appropriate, therapy with Monica can also include clinical hypnosis.


We work together or separately with other couples who want to give their marriages a tune-up. We are both licensed marriage and family therapists.


We help people who have decided to deal with such challenges as

  • mastering anger
  • ending the pain of trauma
  • overcoming anxiety
  • solving career and other life decisions
  • getting past writer’s block and other creative issues.
  • Monica has a deep interest in the pain and disorientation of trauma   more about Monica
  • David’s doctoral research explored the motivation of professional screenwriters   more about David

Let’s get started:

Our office in Woodland HillsOur office is comfortable and welcoming. It’s a place to relax and feel safe. But it’s also a place to go to work on the things that brought you here. Don’t relax just yet . . .

You’ve already taken the first step by reading this far, so now take the second: call us, or fill out the contact form. One of us will respond personally, promptly and professionally. You’ll decide if we fit what you’re looking for, and if we do, we’ll hope to meet you in the next day or two.

We actually do pick up the phone (when we can)! And we return calls!! So if you get our voicemail, please use it.

Monica McGarva MA LMFT
David McGarva PhD LMFT LPCC
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