About me

Hello and welcome! I am a friendly, warm hearted, curious, and effective Clinical Psychologist practicing virtually on the internet, and COVID compliantly in person in Santa Monica, California. My approach to becoming a helpful psychotherapist has been influenced by many years of formal education in psychology, exposure to multiple clinical training perspectives, and perhaps most importantly, my inherent curiosity toward understanding how and why I, and my fellow humans, behave the way we do! Above all, I deeply value being a helpful human being!
When I begin working with you, I will gently attempt to understand how you are feeling both physically and emotionally. I use empathy which is an emotional interaction between you as the client, and me as your therapist, that enables me to get a sense of how you are feeling. Moving gradually forward, you and I will discover how you are feeling in a given moment, with emphasis on the importance of remembering that feelings change. This will help if, or when, you may feel overwhelmed and alone with depression, anxiety, loneliness, or sadness, etc. Change will begin by sharing with me your memories about when, and under what circumstances, you began feeling uncomfortable. You will gradually begin to notice that your feelings, and relationships with family and friends can improve! Over all, this process is expected to enable you to develop greater appreciation for yourself, which naturally leads to greater enjoyment of, and attachment to, others.
If this description of how I work as a therapist resonates with what you are looking for as a client, let’s meet in the mode with which you are most comfortable (Text, Chat, or Virtual) to see if we are a therapist/client match. Above all, I love my work as a psychotherapist and I look forward to helping you achieve your best life possible!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Grief
  • Self esteem, Motivation
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 15

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


CA Psychologist PSY32433


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Samuel Hopper. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Hopper really cares! He has been able to offer insight that has really changed how we communicate in the best way. My partner and I have better understanding of each other thanks to Dr. Hopper. Very pleased with my experience

Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Samuel for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr Hopper has a lovely energy - his input feels supportive, compassionate and caring. He's genuine and sincere as well as professional and knowledgeable - and most crucially, his input is tremendously helpful and thought-provoking.

Work with me!