Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I am a psychotherapist and a teacher. I have worked extensively with children and their families for the past 23 years. I offer a distinctive combination of experiences that provide a strong basis for helping children and their families make positive changes to improve family life, relationships, and children's behavior. I also offer psychotherapy to individuals seeking short-term and long-term treatment in times of life transitions, relationship crisis, and major life changes. In addition, I offer support to teachers dealing with challenges related to stress and burn out.  
(805) 323-9903
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I am a psychotherapist and a teacher. I have worked extensively with children and their families for the past 23 years. I offer a distinctive combination of experiences that provide a strong basis for helping children and their families make positive changes to improve family life, relationships, and children's behavior. I also offer psychotherapy to individuals seeking short-term and long-term treatment in times of life transitions, relationship crisis, and major life changes. In addition, I offer support to teachers dealing with challenges related to stress and burn out.  
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Expertise in child and teen school, developmental, behavioral, and emotional concerns. If you’re a worried parent losing sleep about your child, and things are not getting better and you fear that it might not just be a phase. You want to go through the day without worrying about your child constantly. You’re tired of getting calls from school. You don’t want to think about that awful thing that happened, their behavior, or their emotional outbursts. After taking to other parents, your friends, their teachers, or maybe even your pediatrician, you feel like it’s time to see someone.
(805) 754-2405
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Expertise in child and teen school, developmental, behavioral, and emotional concerns. If you’re a worried parent losing sleep about your child, and things are not getting better and you fear that it might not just be a phase. You want to go through the day without worrying about your child constantly. You’re tired of getting calls from school. You don’t want to think about that awful thing that happened, their behavior, or their emotional outbursts. After taking to other parents, your friends, their teachers, or maybe even your pediatrician, you feel like it’s time to see someone.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Montecito, CA 93108
Insightful, caring psychotherapy for couples and individuals Working with clients from Montecito, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, Dr Shafer, PhD brings sensitivity and humor to his psychodyamic work with individuals and couples. Dr Shafer (Bob) has been in practice for more than 40 Years. Nonjudgmental, open to a variety of perspectives and personalities, he specializes in providing compassionate support to those trying to make better sense of life's challenges.
(805) 793-0500
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Montecito, CA 93108
Insightful, caring psychotherapy for couples and individuals Working with clients from Montecito, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, Dr Shafer, PhD brings sensitivity and humor to his psychodyamic work with individuals and couples. Dr Shafer (Bob) has been in practice for more than 40 Years. Nonjudgmental, open to a variety of perspectives and personalities, he specializes in providing compassionate support to those trying to make better sense of life's challenges.
MA, Psych
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Are you tired of dieting and worrying about food from morning to night? Have you been using food as a mood regulator? Diets don't work long-term and create frustration and hopelessness. By working with me you will learn to be in tune with your body and separate physical from "emotional" hunger. The goal is to nurture and soothe yourself in healthy ways. You will learn to spend less time thinking about food, develop new healthy rituals and discover a sense of emotional wellbeing. You can be at peace with food and your body!
(805) 774-1135
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Are you tired of dieting and worrying about food from morning to night? Have you been using food as a mood regulator? Diets don't work long-term and create frustration and hopelessness. By working with me you will learn to be in tune with your body and separate physical from "emotional" hunger. The goal is to nurture and soothe yourself in healthy ways. You will learn to spend less time thinking about food, develop new healthy rituals and discover a sense of emotional wellbeing. You can be at peace with food and your body!
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (intensive form of psychotherapy) to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My clinical expertise focuses on issues related to gender and sexuality, embodied experiences, relational traumas, and social traumas (e.g., experiences of social prejudice and cultural oppression). My work is suited for individual seeking to grow their creative aspirations, to develop satisfying relationships, and to face life's losses.
(805) 360-5526
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (intensive form of psychotherapy) to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My clinical expertise focuses on issues related to gender and sexuality, embodied experiences, relational traumas, and social traumas (e.g., experiences of social prejudice and cultural oppression). My work is suited for individual seeking to grow their creative aspirations, to develop satisfying relationships, and to face life's losses.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counselor at Santa Barbara City College, El Camino Elementary School, and the Center of Successful Aging. Within these populations, the need for the most support has been with anxiety, depression, relational issues and life transitions. My own life experiences have helped inform my practice and deepen my understanding of the challenges that accompany complicated life transitions - specifically grief, loss, trauma and stigma.
(805) 312-7224
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counselor at Santa Barbara City College, El Camino Elementary School, and the Center of Successful Aging. Within these populations, the need for the most support has been with anxiety, depression, relational issues and life transitions. My own life experiences have helped inform my practice and deepen my understanding of the challenges that accompany complicated life transitions - specifically grief, loss, trauma and stigma.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Montecito, CA 93108
About 40 years ago, two relationship researchers in Ontario, Canada began developing a therapy model that would work by uncovering the frustration and deep-seated pain we feel when our partner can’t seem to understand why their words and actions are so hurtful. 40 years and many tens of thousands of training and research hours produced a way of working with couples called Emotionally Focused Therapy ( EFT), often called the most successful model of couple counseling in the world.
(805) 693-4109
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Montecito, CA 93108
About 40 years ago, two relationship researchers in Ontario, Canada began developing a therapy model that would work by uncovering the frustration and deep-seated pain we feel when our partner can’t seem to understand why their words and actions are so hurtful. 40 years and many tens of thousands of training and research hours produced a way of working with couples called Emotionally Focused Therapy ( EFT), often called the most successful model of couple counseling in the world.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
We are in this together. Uncertainty for the future: our health, our careers, our spouses, our children. The past seems to offer no guidance for what is to come. Loneliness and anxiety were already at record highs before the pandemic and the fall of the economy. Helping people with feelings of isolation and loneliness as well as nervous anxiety have been a substantial part of my work for over two decades. It has been a privilege to help individuals and couples heal the fractures in the foundation of their lives. Together we can find the solutions to your challenges and face what is to come with a sense of courage and confidence
(916) 237-9606
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
We are in this together. Uncertainty for the future: our health, our careers, our spouses, our children. The past seems to offer no guidance for what is to come. Loneliness and anxiety were already at record highs before the pandemic and the fall of the economy. Helping people with feelings of isolation and loneliness as well as nervous anxiety have been a substantial part of my work for over two decades. It has been a privilege to help individuals and couples heal the fractures in the foundation of their lives. Together we can find the solutions to your challenges and face what is to come with a sense of courage and confidence
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Life can be incredibly painful, and at times we can find ourselves confused, lost, anxious, and seemingly alone. We cannot have a pain-free life, but there are ways of managing the issues in our lives that help us be more present, connected to our values, and fulfilled in that which we do. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or trauma, there are ways to respond to these so that we can move back toward the lives that we want to lead.
(805) 330-3658
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Life can be incredibly painful, and at times we can find ourselves confused, lost, anxious, and seemingly alone. We cannot have a pain-free life, but there are ways of managing the issues in our lives that help us be more present, connected to our values, and fulfilled in that which we do. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or trauma, there are ways to respond to these so that we can move back toward the lives that we want to lead.
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Licensed Educational Psychologist, PhD, LEP Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
As a licensed educational psychologist (LEP), I work exclusively with children. I offer both counseling and psychoeducational assessment. My particular expertise is with unique learning profiles such as learning disabilities, autism spectrum, anxiety, and hyperactivity/impulsivity. My 9+ years of experience include working in school psychology for the Santa Barbara County Education Office (including Montecito, Cold Spring, Guadalupe School Districts, and conducting assessments for preschools and private schools in Santa Barbara), and I have worked in private practice as an LEP since 2016. Please note that I do not accept insurance.
(805) 303-5139
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
As a licensed educational psychologist (LEP), I work exclusively with children. I offer both counseling and psychoeducational assessment. My particular expertise is with unique learning profiles such as learning disabilities, autism spectrum, anxiety, and hyperactivity/impulsivity. My 9+ years of experience include working in school psychology for the Santa Barbara County Education Office (including Montecito, Cold Spring, Guadalupe School Districts, and conducting assessments for preschools and private schools in Santa Barbara), and I have worked in private practice as an LEP since 2016. Please note that I do not accept insurance.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I believe that healthy people seek counseling. Taking time to honestly explore our thoughts and feelings about life is a respected tradition in virtually every culture and faith tradition. Counseling can be pursued not only to handle problems, but also to find more meaning in life, to live with more energy and zest and to increase the joy of being alive. Feel free to visit my website (www.DrFlathman.com) to learn more about me and the services I offer.
(805) 467-7313
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I believe that healthy people seek counseling. Taking time to honestly explore our thoughts and feelings about life is a respected tradition in virtually every culture and faith tradition. Counseling can be pursued not only to handle problems, but also to find more meaning in life, to live with more energy and zest and to increase the joy of being alive. Feel free to visit my website (www.DrFlathman.com) to learn more about me and the services I offer.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Psychotherapy is an ongoing intimate conversation which allows you to get more deeply in touch with your personal truth. It provides a safe space in which you can acknowledge and work with difficult feelings and issues such as addictive and compulsive behavior; identity issues; anxiety and panic; depression and despair. As a therapist, my role is to listen from an empathic perspective which helps you understand your unique subjective experience. With mindful awareness in the here and now of the therapeutic relationship, you will develop the ability to listen deeply to yourself.
(805) 319-6697
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Psychotherapy is an ongoing intimate conversation which allows you to get more deeply in touch with your personal truth. It provides a safe space in which you can acknowledge and work with difficult feelings and issues such as addictive and compulsive behavior; identity issues; anxiety and panic; depression and despair. As a therapist, my role is to listen from an empathic perspective which helps you understand your unique subjective experience. With mindful awareness in the here and now of the therapeutic relationship, you will develop the ability to listen deeply to yourself.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, angry outbursts, or other damaging behaviors impacting your or your teen's relationships &/or academic/job success? If you answered "yes" you would benefit from Central Coast DBT's comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for adults & adolescents including individual therapy, skills training groups, & phone coaching. I have intensive DBT training & extensive experience treating severe emotional/behavioral issues in adults & teens. I am also able to offer DBT-Informed Therapy, CBT, & psychodynamic interventions for clients who aren't candidates for comprehensive DBT.
(805) 422-7904
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, angry outbursts, or other damaging behaviors impacting your or your teen's relationships &/or academic/job success? If you answered "yes" you would benefit from Central Coast DBT's comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for adults & adolescents including individual therapy, skills training groups, & phone coaching. I have intensive DBT training & extensive experience treating severe emotional/behavioral issues in adults & teens. I am also able to offer DBT-Informed Therapy, CBT, & psychodynamic interventions for clients who aren't candidates for comprehensive DBT.
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Psychologist, PsyD, MS, CMPC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I am Dr. Dave Botsford and I am a clinical and sport psychologist working with iPerformance Consultants in Santa Barbara. My primary area of expertise is working with athletes, coaches, and teams from youth to elite levels, helping individuals to refine the consistency of their performance and elevate their training outcomes. Additionally, I work with University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) student athletes as the clinical and sport psychologist for the UCSB Athletics Department. I provide performance consulting and counseling services to individual student athletes, teams, and coaches for a variety of issues and concerns.
(949) 531-7354
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I am Dr. Dave Botsford and I am a clinical and sport psychologist working with iPerformance Consultants in Santa Barbara. My primary area of expertise is working with athletes, coaches, and teams from youth to elite levels, helping individuals to refine the consistency of their performance and elevate their training outcomes. Additionally, I work with University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) student athletes as the clinical and sport psychologist for the UCSB Athletics Department. I provide performance consulting and counseling services to individual student athletes, teams, and coaches for a variety of issues and concerns.
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Registered Psychological Assistant, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I work with patients from a variety of backgrounds who have diverse concerns that bring them to therapy. In general, patients come to me because they want something to go better in their lives. The solution for some may be to optimize the way they think: about themselves, their circumstances, and about the people in their lives. For other's, there may be something that needs to be better understood about their inner lives: their emotional world, their fantasy life, their wishes, dreams, etc. Most enter therapy because some combination of their circumstances, symptoms, and awareness has pushed them to a point where they want more.
(805) 892-6423
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I work with patients from a variety of backgrounds who have diverse concerns that bring them to therapy. In general, patients come to me because they want something to go better in their lives. The solution for some may be to optimize the way they think: about themselves, their circumstances, and about the people in their lives. For other's, there may be something that needs to be better understood about their inner lives: their emotional world, their fantasy life, their wishes, dreams, etc. Most enter therapy because some combination of their circumstances, symptoms, and awareness has pushed them to a point where they want more.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way.
(805) 946-1612
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Montecito, CA 93108
I believe therapy to be a powerful process by which individuals can examine patterns of behaviors. My role as a therapist is to offer an emotionally safe and supportive environment where this process can unfold. For the past 19 years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings.
(424) 231-6569
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Montecito, CA 93108
I believe therapy to be a powerful process by which individuals can examine patterns of behaviors. My role as a therapist is to offer an emotionally safe and supportive environment where this process can unfold. For the past 19 years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings.
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Psychologist, PhD, LPC Verified
Verified
Montecito, CA 93108
With degrees in psychology, coaching certifications, and over 20 years of experience, Jessica offers you an integrative and comprehensive approach to achieve successful results. Her ultimate goal is to help people acquire the insight, learning, and practice to navigate the terrain of intimacy more effectively. She guides clients on a path from confusion and heartache to clarity and authentic connection. Couples and individuals transform pain and struggle into deep love, connection, and vitality. She is also the creator of Connected Couple, which is a comprehensive, research-based, transformational, relationship program, which helps couples at any stage in their relationship.
(303) 900-5933
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Montecito, CA 93108
With degrees in psychology, coaching certifications, and over 20 years of experience, Jessica offers you an integrative and comprehensive approach to achieve successful results. Her ultimate goal is to help people acquire the insight, learning, and practice to navigate the terrain of intimacy more effectively. She guides clients on a path from confusion and heartache to clarity and authentic connection. Couples and individuals transform pain and struggle into deep love, connection, and vitality. She is also the creator of Connected Couple, which is a comprehensive, research-based, transformational, relationship program, which helps couples at any stage in their relationship.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Montecito, CA 93108
WE OFFER VIDEO SESSIONS + a low-cost couples group. We are a married couple and relationship specialists with 45 years’ combined experience. Our mission is to teach other committed passionate couples how to stop fighting and have the relationship of their dreams. Once upon a time, though we worked successfully with our clients during the day, we were also that high-drama couple you may see arguing heatedly in public. That was until we cracked the Couple Code and discovered how to tame our fights without extinguishing our fire! We work together & 1:1. We have authored two books on our system to be published. See www.Couple-Code.com
(805) 316-7131
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Montecito, CA 93108
WE OFFER VIDEO SESSIONS + a low-cost couples group. We are a married couple and relationship specialists with 45 years’ combined experience. Our mission is to teach other committed passionate couples how to stop fighting and have the relationship of their dreams. Once upon a time, though we worked successfully with our clients during the day, we were also that high-drama couple you may see arguing heatedly in public. That was until we cracked the Couple Code and discovered how to tame our fights without extinguishing our fire! We work together & 1:1. We have authored two books on our system to be published. See www.Couple-Code.com
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Psychologist, PsyD, CST, PACT-2 Verified
Verified
Montecito, CA 93108
Relationships can be difficult even in the best of times. Sometimes you are lying in bed next to your partner but feel world's apart. Or maybe you are lying in bed alone. You wish to connect with your true and authentic sexual and erotic self but something keeps getting in the way (e.g., sexual dysfunction, sex "addiction," sexual pain, sexual shame). You want to improve overall communication in your relationship but nothing seems to be working. I have extensive experience treating couples, anxiety, imposter syndrome, and life transitions.
(310) 933-5167
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Montecito, CA 93108
Relationships can be difficult even in the best of times. Sometimes you are lying in bed next to your partner but feel world's apart. Or maybe you are lying in bed alone. You wish to connect with your true and authentic sexual and erotic self but something keeps getting in the way (e.g., sexual dysfunction, sex "addiction," sexual pain, sexual shame). You want to improve overall communication in your relationship but nothing seems to be working. I have extensive experience treating couples, anxiety, imposter syndrome, and life transitions.

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