Contact Information:


1247  7th Street, Suite 300

Santa Monica, CA 90401



đź“ž (310)-893-1978 Ext. 702

Dr. Wernsman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, with 10+ years experience helping and empowering women from all walks of life. She is passionate about her clients' success and well being, and gives them tools to overcome and succeed. 

  • She uses a positive therapeutic approach, rooted in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
    and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies (DBT), to cultivate her clients’ strengths
    and enhance their experiences in relationships, career, and recreation.
    Dr. Wernsman specializes in: trauma recovery, including childhood abuse,
    domestic violence, and sexual assaultcrisis interventiondepression,
    anxietyLGBTQ mental health, as well as career assessment and
    counseling. Moreover, she has worked with many artists, ranging from
    filmmakers to writers to actorsfacilitating the healing of creative traumas
    and assisting in overcoming creative blocks

  • Prior to joining the Thrive Psychology Group, Dr. Wernsman was the
    Associate Chair and an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of
    Professional Psychology
     in Chicago, IL. There, she trained Master’s and
    Doctorate-Level students to provide
     quality mental health care.

  • In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Wernsman researchespublishes and
    presents on topics related to trauma-informed schools, criminalization of
    mental illness and LGBTQ communities
    complex trauma, and families
    who have lost a loved one to homicide

  • Dr. Wernsman holds multiple advanced degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University