Elizabeth Wolfson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
During these trying times, emotional, spiritual and psychological health matter. Because each person is unique, there is no set formula for helping someone find solutions and achieve goals. I focus on you and your particular circumstance without judgement in a process which is direct, supportive, and interactive. When choosing a therapist you want to consider experience and a sense that this is someone you can trust. I am a seasoned psychotherapist who has also been teaching and training practitioners for decades. To enhance your quality of life, I am here to help you explore, identify, and realize alternatives.
(661) 247-0168
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
During these trying times, emotional, spiritual and psychological health matter. Because each person is unique, there is no set formula for helping someone find solutions and achieve goals. I focus on you and your particular circumstance without judgement in a process which is direct, supportive, and interactive. When choosing a therapist you want to consider experience and a sense that this is someone you can trust. I am a seasoned psychotherapist who has also been teaching and training practitioners for decades. To enhance your quality of life, I am here to help you explore, identify, and realize alternatives.
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Ali Fleming
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
I specialize in therapy with teens and young adults. If we work together, we’ll come up with a treatment plan that taps into the why and how that’s keeping you stuck, and then learn new skills to support you moving forward in your life and relationships. My style is personal, collaborative, and caring, and I believe our relationship is fundamental to supporting your positive transformation.
(805) 301-5858
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
I specialize in therapy with teens and young adults. If we work together, we’ll come up with a treatment plan that taps into the why and how that’s keeping you stuck, and then learn new skills to support you moving forward in your life and relationships. My style is personal, collaborative, and caring, and I believe our relationship is fundamental to supporting your positive transformation.
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Holly Whitmore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
It is a courageous step to reach out for help. Seeking a supportive, non-judgmental, and objective listener to assist with daily life struggles is part of becoming the best version of yourself. There is not a right way to be in therapy. I invite you to come in as you are, into a space of acceptance and compassion, in order to grow and learn about yourself. I offer an honest and collaborative approach through creating an environment of safety and authentic relationship. To learn more, check out my website by going to www.shorelinecounseling-center.com or find the website link on this page.
(805) 979-2553
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
It is a courageous step to reach out for help. Seeking a supportive, non-judgmental, and objective listener to assist with daily life struggles is part of becoming the best version of yourself. There is not a right way to be in therapy. I invite you to come in as you are, into a space of acceptance and compassion, in order to grow and learn about yourself. I offer an honest and collaborative approach through creating an environment of safety and authentic relationship. To learn more, check out my website by going to www.shorelinecounseling-center.com or find the website link on this page.
Trevor Alleman
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I have some good news for you: You are not your symptoms. Your symptoms are merely signals that there are feelings and impulses inside of you that are making you anxious. We perpetuate our suffering when we cope with our anxiety by engaging in unconscious defense mechanisms such as emotional detachment, denial, fantasy, projection, rumination, turning anger against the self, et cetera. The key to healing is facing the our feelings with increasing courage and honesty. A good therapist helps us heal ourselves by encouraging us to face what we would ordinarily avoid so that we can be in charge, rather than our anxiety being in charge.
(626) 624-4199
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I have some good news for you: You are not your symptoms. Your symptoms are merely signals that there are feelings and impulses inside of you that are making you anxious. We perpetuate our suffering when we cope with our anxiety by engaging in unconscious defense mechanisms such as emotional detachment, denial, fantasy, projection, rumination, turning anger against the self, et cetera. The key to healing is facing the our feelings with increasing courage and honesty. A good therapist helps us heal ourselves by encouraging us to face what we would ordinarily avoid so that we can be in charge, rather than our anxiety being in charge.
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Hannah Harte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
No matter how rewarding, being a parent can be extremely difficult. And amidst a global pandemic, support may be limited and anxieties high. Even in "normal" times, we can struggle to balance our needs with those of our children, to figure out how to discipline in a loving and effective way, and to help our kids develop and thrive. Through exploring one’s own childhood and relationships, a parent can better understand challenges surfacing around parenting, and achieve greater clarity and ownership in parenting decisions. My therapeutic approach helps parents work through challenges mindfully, with love and with confidence.
(424) 379-3794
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
No matter how rewarding, being a parent can be extremely difficult. And amidst a global pandemic, support may be limited and anxieties high. Even in "normal" times, we can struggle to balance our needs with those of our children, to figure out how to discipline in a loving and effective way, and to help our kids develop and thrive. Through exploring one’s own childhood and relationships, a parent can better understand challenges surfacing around parenting, and achieve greater clarity and ownership in parenting decisions. My therapeutic approach helps parents work through challenges mindfully, with love and with confidence.
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Clinton Doyle Hollister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
(805) 214-6563
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
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Alix Robinson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
Feeling stuck? It's amazing the difference a therapeutic hour can make. I understand that it takes courage to make the decision to start therapy and I consider it an honor to help you take that first step. My approach to therapy is scientifically informed while still responsive to your unique needs. I believe that there is no problem greater than your capacity and I want to help you find solutions to become the best version of yourself.
(805) 549-5176 x1
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
Feeling stuck? It's amazing the difference a therapeutic hour can make. I understand that it takes courage to make the decision to start therapy and I consider it an honor to help you take that first step. My approach to therapy is scientifically informed while still responsive to your unique needs. I believe that there is no problem greater than your capacity and I want to help you find solutions to become the best version of yourself.
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Susan Diane Whitmore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I am an MFT therapist and have been in practice for 28 years. Helping people is my passion! I genuinely enjoy facilitating change within my clients towards better habits in coping with all of life's various obstacles. I have experience with children and adolescents as well as adults and seniors. My method for helping people is safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I believe in empowering my clients to create long lasting positive change.
(805) 979-2015
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I am an MFT therapist and have been in practice for 28 years. Helping people is my passion! I genuinely enjoy facilitating change within my clients towards better habits in coping with all of life's various obstacles. I have experience with children and adolescents as well as adults and seniors. My method for helping people is safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I believe in empowering my clients to create long lasting positive change.
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Annika Okamoto
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I specialize in adult and adolescent anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, panic disorder and OCD, as well as mood disorders. My expertise is also in couples therapy and relational issues - I love working with couples, because of the synergy that relationships provide. I use a lot of active methods, arts, maps, genograms, physical space, roleplay methods: techniques and strategies beyond mere talk therapy that use nonverbal dimension.
(805) 586-2400
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I specialize in adult and adolescent anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, panic disorder and OCD, as well as mood disorders. My expertise is also in couples therapy and relational issues - I love working with couples, because of the synergy that relationships provide. I use a lot of active methods, arts, maps, genograms, physical space, roleplay methods: techniques and strategies beyond mere talk therapy that use nonverbal dimension.
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Bren J Fraser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, families and young adults. I believe that one of the most powerful aspects of the therapy process is the relationship between the therapist and client, the therapeutic relationship. our work together needs to be collaborative so that you feel both supported and safe. To achieve this I will adjust my style in order to best fit your needs and help you reach your counseling goals. I invite and encourage you to ask questions about your session. I honor your inquisitiveness about your own process.
(805) 266-7660
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, families and young adults. I believe that one of the most powerful aspects of the therapy process is the relationship between the therapist and client, the therapeutic relationship. our work together needs to be collaborative so that you feel both supported and safe. To achieve this I will adjust my style in order to best fit your needs and help you reach your counseling goals. I invite and encourage you to ask questions about your session. I honor your inquisitiveness about your own process.
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Nancy Gunzberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
What if our most challenging difficulties with depressions, anxieties and relationship problems are messages pointing the way to more connection, confidence and aliveness? I work with individuals to transform the avoided places in you to a kinder, wiser relationship with yourself. With over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you have your inner life reflect the outer life you long for, allowing your most genuine self to emerge. Seeing difficulty as an opportunity to rework outdated patterns and unproductive mental habits, one develops a limitless capacity to generate unexpected, imaginative and effective solutions.
(805) 360-5790
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
What if our most challenging difficulties with depressions, anxieties and relationship problems are messages pointing the way to more connection, confidence and aliveness? I work with individuals to transform the avoided places in you to a kinder, wiser relationship with yourself. With over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you have your inner life reflect the outer life you long for, allowing your most genuine self to emerge. Seeing difficulty as an opportunity to rework outdated patterns and unproductive mental habits, one develops a limitless capacity to generate unexpected, imaginative and effective solutions.
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Jacqueline Esquer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, ACSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I am dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable space for you to be your whole and complete self as we work together to identify your inherent strengths and possibilities for growth. Put simply, the complexity of life’s challenges have a tendency to make it difficult to see our worth and dedicate time to our own well-being. Therapy can be the first step in attempting to do so. We all deserve this opportunity. I offer a warm, comfortable, compassionate, and judgment-free therapeutic approach so you can feel unrestricted to explore difficulties, heartaches, “stuck” feelings, and life’s joys and celebrations.
(805) 243-1359
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I am dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable space for you to be your whole and complete self as we work together to identify your inherent strengths and possibilities for growth. Put simply, the complexity of life’s challenges have a tendency to make it difficult to see our worth and dedicate time to our own well-being. Therapy can be the first step in attempting to do so. We all deserve this opportunity. I offer a warm, comfortable, compassionate, and judgment-free therapeutic approach so you can feel unrestricted to explore difficulties, heartaches, “stuck” feelings, and life’s joys and celebrations.
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Tracy Gillette
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
Personal suffering is often a call to look deeper into ourselves so that we can bring to light who we truly are. Diving into the depths of your pain takes courage, but it is there where your most authentic self can be discovered. The world we live in is very difficult for humans. I have a non-judgmental compassionate approach to all the different ways that life can be challenging. I am a Licensed Psychologist with 15 years of experience assisting individuals, couples, and families.
(612) 662-8337
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
Personal suffering is often a call to look deeper into ourselves so that we can bring to light who we truly are. Diving into the depths of your pain takes courage, but it is there where your most authentic self can be discovered. The world we live in is very difficult for humans. I have a non-judgmental compassionate approach to all the different ways that life can be challenging. I am a Licensed Psychologist with 15 years of experience assisting individuals, couples, and families.
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Susan Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA-MFT, LMFT, LPC Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
My passion is to work with couples: pre-marital, couple's with children, empty nesters, and couples entering retirement. We go through so many transitions in our lifetime and each transition brings stresses and issues of it's own. I am a level-3 trained Gottman Therapist and use many modalities as well designed to fit the needs of each couple and individual. I approach my work through a systems perspective. I integrate genograms, Sand Tray therapy, Art therapy, and other interventions to help clients to fine relief from their struggles.
(503) 967-0236
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
My passion is to work with couples: pre-marital, couple's with children, empty nesters, and couples entering retirement. We go through so many transitions in our lifetime and each transition brings stresses and issues of it's own. I am a level-3 trained Gottman Therapist and use many modalities as well designed to fit the needs of each couple and individual. I approach my work through a systems perspective. I integrate genograms, Sand Tray therapy, Art therapy, and other interventions to help clients to fine relief from their struggles.
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Emily Harris
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
This space is for you. I would like to support you and empower you to be able to navigate through life during challenging times and understand more about yourself. Therapy with me is about enhancing your understanding of yourself, exploring your identity and purpose, and learning different coping skills to not just survive in the world, but learn how to thrive. I am experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have treated clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity formation and discovery, relationship problems, and grief and loss. It is also important to note that I am available weekends and evenings.
(626) 322-2421
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
This space is for you. I would like to support you and empower you to be able to navigate through life during challenging times and understand more about yourself. Therapy with me is about enhancing your understanding of yourself, exploring your identity and purpose, and learning different coping skills to not just survive in the world, but learn how to thrive. I am experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have treated clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity formation and discovery, relationship problems, and grief and loss. It is also important to note that I am available weekends and evenings.
Anxiety Experts
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
Our team at Anxiety Experts is highly specialized in treating anxiety, panic, OCD and dysfunctional eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) called Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP). We have helped hundreds of adults and children permanently master their fears, either face-to-face or on live video!
(970) 309-1160
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
Our team at Anxiety Experts is highly specialized in treating anxiety, panic, OCD and dysfunctional eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) called Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP). We have helped hundreds of adults and children permanently master their fears, either face-to-face or on live video!
Oksana Yakushko
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
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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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
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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Susan Marie Lauwers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you ready to feel better? Drawing upon my extensive training, and vast life experience, I will help you recognize your innate ability to access wisdom and healing. I bring a relaxed, loving, and compassionate spirit to my work while helping you find graceful solutions. When I meet with you, I look towards your health and what is working for you.
(805) 262-9335
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you ready to feel better? Drawing upon my extensive training, and vast life experience, I will help you recognize your innate ability to access wisdom and healing. I bring a relaxed, loving, and compassionate spirit to my work while helping you find graceful solutions. When I meet with you, I look towards your health and what is working for you.
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Diana Lambeth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
If the relationship you are in is struggling, if you feel alone or as if you keep having the same fight, if you are struggling with some type of betrayal or anger  I can help.  In your first sessions we will discover the things that are holding your relationship back from being what you thought it could be when you first met. As we work together I will help you identify where new skills are needed and get you headed toward the relationship you have been longing for.  
(805) 246-9340
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
If the relationship you are in is struggling, if you feel alone or as if you keep having the same fight, if you are struggling with some type of betrayal or anger  I can help.  In your first sessions we will discover the things that are holding your relationship back from being what you thought it could be when you first met. As we work together I will help you identify where new skills are needed and get you headed toward the relationship you have been longing for.  
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Dr. John Sherk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Welcome. Many people wonder: "Will my stress and anxiety ever go away?" "Why do relationships cause me so much pain?" "Will I ever be happy?" "Why am I so hard on myself or others?" Unfortunately many individuals needlessly struggle with these questions for years without relief. Change is possible. I have helped many individuals break free from deeply ingrained destructive patterns to create loving and fulfilling lives. Please contact me to learn more.
(805) 409-8237
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Welcome. Many people wonder: "Will my stress and anxiety ever go away?" "Why do relationships cause me so much pain?" "Will I ever be happy?" "Why am I so hard on myself or others?" Unfortunately many individuals needlessly struggle with these questions for years without relief. Change is possible. I have helped many individuals break free from deeply ingrained destructive patterns to create loving and fulfilling lives. Please contact me to learn more.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in 93109 are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in 93109 then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in 93109, or Child Psychologists in 93109.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in 93109 specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.