welcome to santamaria therapy, an intensive therapeutic service dedicated to your bespoke clinical needs.
Our practice was born out of the vision and dedication of Ray Santamaria, LMFT, and Stacey Santamaria, LMFT, an experienced husband-and-wife clinical team. With several decades of combined experience in mental health, trauma, and addiction, we have identified a critical need for more attentive and tailor-made therapeutic services, giving rise to Santamaria Therapy.
here, you have our undivided attention.®
our distinctive approach.
Ray and Stacey Santamaria have historically crafted bespoke treatment services for those needing more than the common, traditional models of care. In contrast to conventional programs, Santamaria Therapy offers a customized Intensive Therapy Service meticulously designed to cater to your specific needs. We understand the needs of each individual, and by deliberately limiting our client base, we ensure that you receive unparalleled attention and care.
here, you. are. unique.®
Whether you’re seeking healing from mental health concerns, trauma, addiction, mood disorders, or relational challenges, our Intensive Therapy Service is your gateway to transformation. We utilize a diverse range of best clinical practices, including:
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Somatic Experiencing®
- Trauma Resiliency Model
- Internal Family System informed therapy
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Post Induction Therapy
This comprehensive approach reflects our commitment to addressing the multifaceted aspects of your well-being.
here, you. will. build.®
In addition to scheduled therapy sessions, we offer collaboration with referral sources, appropriate family members, and clinical collaborators as an integral part of our approach. We believe in a holistic, multidisciplinary path to healing, and we’re here to support you beyond our therapy hours. Here, we are committed to you.
Ray Santamaria, LMFT, SEP
Owner & Therapist
Ray Santamaria is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working in the field of mental health and substance abuse since 2002. He received his bachelor’s degree in communications & Media Management from Loyola Marymount University. He spent 15 years as a professional in the music industry before receiving his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. He has extensive experience in residential and intensive outpatient treatment settings, having served as a Primary Therapist, Treatment Coordinator, and Clinical Director. Additionally, Ray currently supports mental wellness initiatives for underserved communities by participating on the board of a South Los Angeles mental health clinic. As an avid training participant, Ray has always been dedicated to advancing his craft, especially in the study of trauma treatment. Some of his experience includes advanced training with Pia Mellody in her Post Induction Therapy model (PIT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing® (SE), and the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Circle Program. He is also an advocate for mindfulness and meditation, with a focus on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and an interest in Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. Ray established the One to One Treatment program in October 2009. This intensive outpatient program provided all services “one to one” without groups. Ray took the One to One program to the highly acclaimed PCH Treatment Center in 2022, where it continues to meet its mission as One to One by PCH. Ray is proud to have been part of the shifting tide away from the traditional, “one-size-fits-all” treatment models toward truly individualized and customized care. He believes that each client has a unique set of strengths, challenges, and needs, and that many clients require the safe, attuned space of the one on one relationship to address them most effectively. He is licensed in California and Nevada.
Stacey Santamaria, LMFT
Owner & Therapist
Stacey Santamaria is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has practiced in Los Angeles since 1999. Stacey received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz. She then received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. Her clinical work began at AIDS Service Center in Pasadena, CA, facilitating group and individual sessions for those impacted by HIV. She then took on the position of Assistant Director, and then Director, of USC’s Center for Women and Men, a 24-hour, 7 day a week crisis center. After three years in that position, she transitioned to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to further her goal of working directly with families. With a passion for helping families in crisis, and a desire to work with families specifically impacted by addiction issues, Stacey has facilitated individual, group, and family sessions at various Los Angeles treatment centers and in her private practice. In addition to her extensive therapeutic experience, she has also held the position of Clinical Director of IOP level treatment programming. With an interest in empirically validated treatment, she has also conducted research for UCLA/RAND, UCSC, UCSD School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Her research has been published and presented at the Western Psychology Conference and American Psychological Association. Her advanced trainings include, but are not limited to, training with Pia Mellody and her Post Induction Therapy Model , the Trauma Resiliency Model, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. She is licensed in California, Nevada, and Texas.