Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session."
Adoption
(805) 317-4878
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session."
Stephanie Pawlowicz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully. "
Adoption
(805) 324-6675
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully. "
Ryan Smith, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"We all have the capacity to not only overcome adversity, but to flourish through it. Counseling can assist you in overcoming your challenges by helping you to understand yourself, your strengths, and the things that fill your life with a sense of meaning and purpose. "
Adoption
(805) 954-9081
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"We all have the capacity to not only overcome adversity, but to flourish through it. Counseling can assist you in overcoming your challenges by helping you to understand yourself, your strengths, and the things that fill your life with a sense of meaning and purpose. "
Ryan George, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying."
Adoption
(805) 395-4533
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying."
Susan Marie Lauwers, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I work well with young adults who are struggling with addiction. I have an eclectic style with the belief that we are all striving for the best possible outcome and we all born with what we need to live our highest most authentic life. My intension is to assist my clients in gaining insight into their best self and to help them quiet down so they can access their true nature."
Adoption
(805) 262-9335
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"I work well with young adults who are struggling with addiction. I have an eclectic style with the belief that we are all striving for the best possible outcome and we all born with what we need to live our highest most authentic life. My intension is to assist my clients in gaining insight into their best self and to help them quiet down so they can access their true nature."
Debbie Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"25+ yrs experience- I am a warm & interactive therapist who is interested in your heart & soul, focusing on strengths in an atmosphere of mutual respect & discovery. I join you or your family in a collaborative journey to explore barriers to change, discover inner resources, develop coping skills, reduce stress & experience authentic communication with the people closest in your life. My integrative approach blends cognitive, behavioral,somatic & mindfulness processes to reduce stress, heal trauma & includes family systems interventions to achieve optimal health & wellbeing. I find that attending to psychological, biological, social & spiritual systems increases resilience to the challenges of daily life."
Adoption
(805) 467-7311 x103
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"25+ yrs experience- I am a warm & interactive therapist who is interested in your heart & soul, focusing on strengths in an atmosphere of mutual respect & discovery. I join you or your family in a collaborative journey to explore barriers to change, discover inner resources, develop coping skills, reduce stress & experience authentic communication with the people closest in your life. My integrative approach blends cognitive, behavioral,somatic & mindfulness processes to reduce stress, heal trauma & includes family systems interventions to achieve optimal health & wellbeing. I find that attending to psychological, biological, social & spiritual systems increases resilience to the challenges of daily life."
Clyde Blair, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSP
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"As a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I've been practicing psychotherapy and helping people find positive solutions to their issues and challenges in life for over 20 years. These could be a relational issue with a couple or family, an emotional issue like depression or anxiety, or a personal issue like addiction. I work with individuals, families, and couples to create positive changes in their lives. The greatest success with clients has come from helping them to find their own answers to the problems they face, building new skills and actions to move forward. I can help you too!"
Adoption
(805) 350-7998
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"As a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I've been practicing psychotherapy and helping people find positive solutions to their issues and challenges in life for over 20 years. These could be a relational issue with a couple or family, an emotional issue like depression or anxiety, or a personal issue like addiction. I work with individuals, families, and couples to create positive changes in their lives. The greatest success with clients has come from helping them to find their own answers to the problems they face, building new skills and actions to move forward. I can help you too!"
Jacquelyn Meissner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
" Life can get very complicated and challenging sometimes. My commitment to you is to provide a supportive place for us to collaboratively explore the challenges you are experiencing and the areas of your life you wish to change. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past or feel as if something is preventing you from living the life you want I invite you to explore this from a place of curiosity without judgment. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist I strive to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficult life events. "
Adoption
(805) 719-7308
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
" Life can get very complicated and challenging sometimes. My commitment to you is to provide a supportive place for us to collaboratively explore the challenges you are experiencing and the areas of your life you wish to change. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past or feel as if something is preventing you from living the life you want I invite you to explore this from a place of curiosity without judgment. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist I strive to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficult life events. "
Katherine Levinger Olson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I offer psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I also provide therapy for transitional age young adults/college students. "
Adoption
(805) 491-9011
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"I offer psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I also provide therapy for transitional age young adults/college students. "
Dre McGee Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I understand that the first step in seeking help can be overwhelming or even scary. I have a great respect for those who seek to improve their quality of life. My life's work is dedicated to help facilitate that process and help collaborate to create clarity. I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to children, individuals, couples, and families. I work and have experience with a wide variety of situations and life issues; depression, anxiety, transitions, burnout, relationship dynamics, adoption, and more. Specialties of mine include premarital counseling, young adult/adolescents transitions, EMDR, grief and foster care."
Adoption
(805) 290-1533
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"I understand that the first step in seeking help can be overwhelming or even scary. I have a great respect for those who seek to improve their quality of life. My life's work is dedicated to help facilitate that process and help collaborate to create clarity. I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to children, individuals, couples, and families. I work and have experience with a wide variety of situations and life issues; depression, anxiety, transitions, burnout, relationship dynamics, adoption, and more. Specialties of mine include premarital counseling, young adult/adolescents transitions, EMDR, grief and foster care."
Betsy Gerbert, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I am a licensed professional clinical counselor located in Santa Barbara CA and have been practicing therapy for the past 15yrs. I trained as a therapist in Philadelphia, PA and recently moved to CA where I want to continue to help others find happiness and balance in their lives. I have extensive experience working in the community health setting, the school setting, the home setting, and completing crisis work. I believe in taking a strength based approach to working with clients and view therapy as a collaboration between the client and therapist. Therapy should be a safe place to discuss very personal topics and concerns."
Adoption
(805) 324-6492
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"I am a licensed professional clinical counselor located in Santa Barbara CA and have been practicing therapy for the past 15yrs. I trained as a therapist in Philadelphia, PA and recently moved to CA where I want to continue to help others find happiness and balance in their lives. I have extensive experience working in the community health setting, the school setting, the home setting, and completing crisis work. I believe in taking a strength based approach to working with clients and view therapy as a collaboration between the client and therapist. Therapy should be a safe place to discuss very personal topics and concerns."
Rachel B Aarons, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I specialize in helping people move out of stuck places, heal past trauma, and change destructive behavior patterns. I am a certified EMDR therapist and use the Early Trauma Protocol for early abuse, neglect and adoption. I work with the unconscious mind to bring about deep lasting change using one of the fastest processing methods available today. We will work on the level of both the conscious AND the unconscious mind so that the changes you make will be solid and long-lasting. Together we can make your life what you want it to be."
Adoption
(805) 667-0783
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"I specialize in helping people move out of stuck places, heal past trauma, and change destructive behavior patterns. I am a certified EMDR therapist and use the Early Trauma Protocol for early abuse, neglect and adoption. I work with the unconscious mind to bring about deep lasting change using one of the fastest processing methods available today. We will work on the level of both the conscious AND the unconscious mind so that the changes you make will be solid and long-lasting. Together we can make your life what you want it to be."
Claire Blakey, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Finding a therapist can be a hard endeavor. You’re looking for someone you can open up to, trust and share in some of the most painful and most intimate parts of your life. It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out, and finding someone you can trust to open up to is a big piece in if therapy will work for you. If you’re browsing psychology today, you are probably looking for a caring face and a professional you can trust to navigate this season in life with. I’d be honored to join you on this journey. "
Adoption
(805) 335-6807
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"Finding a therapist can be a hard endeavor. You’re looking for someone you can open up to, trust and share in some of the most painful and most intimate parts of your life. It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out, and finding someone you can trust to open up to is a big piece in if therapy will work for you. If you’re browsing psychology today, you are probably looking for a caring face and a professional you can trust to navigate this season in life with. I’d be honored to join you on this journey. "
Katrina A Pesl, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Realizing there are times that are too overwhelming to handle on your own is scary. My approach to psychotherapy is to create a warm, nonjudgmental, and safe environment that supports children, families and adults through whatever life circumstance they are struggling with. I encompass a gentle yet direct approach with my clients, and ensure every unique individual diversity is honored and respected. I draw upon therapeutic modalities that help the individual re-establish a relationship with their lost inner strengths and opening new perspectives that foster more self love and compassion."
Adoption
(559) 296-7231
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"Realizing there are times that are too overwhelming to handle on your own is scary. My approach to psychotherapy is to create a warm, nonjudgmental, and safe environment that supports children, families and adults through whatever life circumstance they are struggling with. I encompass a gentle yet direct approach with my clients, and ensure every unique individual diversity is honored and respected. I draw upon therapeutic modalities that help the individual re-establish a relationship with their lost inner strengths and opening new perspectives that foster more self love and compassion."
Lisa Aronson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I am a licensed clinical social worker and clinical child psychologist. I provide individual psychotherapy, consultation and support for adults, adolescents, the elderly and parents of young children. I work with individuals and families seeking psychosocial support, relief of distress and improvement of well-being. I consult to teachers, lawyers, non-profits and clinics regarding youth mental health. English is my mother tongue; Spanish is my secondary language ability."
Adoption
(805) 398-6006
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
Adoption
"I am a licensed clinical social worker and clinical child psychologist. I provide individual psychotherapy, consultation and support for adults, adolescents, the elderly and parents of young children. I work with individuals and families seeking psychosocial support, relief of distress and improvement of well-being. I consult to teachers, lawyers, non-profits and clinics regarding youth mental health. English is my mother tongue; Spanish is my secondary language ability."
Irina Dashevsky-Kerdman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, BCN
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"In my practice I blend together the art and science of psychotherapy with a strong focus on global change. My intention is to help you thrive. I use a comprehensive approach with a strong mind-body focus and integrate psychoanalysis with neuroscience.This helps to interpret properly and work more efficiently toward transforming maladaptive mechanisms that stifle your life. Often. I use Neurofeedback and Biofeedback and work directly and noninvasively with the brain and the nervous system. This helps you self-regulate and embody change quicker, with less distress. In most cases the results are permanent."
Adoption
(805) 585-5906
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"In my practice I blend together the art and science of psychotherapy with a strong focus on global change. My intention is to help you thrive. I use a comprehensive approach with a strong mind-body focus and integrate psychoanalysis with neuroscience.This helps to interpret properly and work more efficiently toward transforming maladaptive mechanisms that stifle your life. Often. I use Neurofeedback and Biofeedback and work directly and noninvasively with the brain and the nervous system. This helps you self-regulate and embody change quicker, with less distress. In most cases the results are permanent."
Tara A Burnley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, M.A., LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"My therapeutic lens is psychodynamic, family systems with Cog B techniques. I work with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals. I have experience working with trauma, abuse, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other childhood emotional disorders."
Adoption
(805) 669-9578
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"My therapeutic lens is psychodynamic, family systems with Cog B techniques. I work with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals. I have experience working with trauma, abuse, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other childhood emotional disorders."
Bri Velasquez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey."
Adoption
(805) 876-9622
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey."
Erin C Shaffer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Are you in the midst of a difficult or painful situation? Is there a relationship in your life that could use additional support or guidance? If so, I am here to offer help and hope. I am passionate about providing a safe and non-judgmental space where understanding and discovery can thrive. My desire is to come alongside of people, collaboratively working towards growth and lasting change."
Adoption
(805) 322-3592
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Adoption
"Are you in the midst of a difficult or painful situation? Is there a relationship in your life that could use additional support or guidance? If so, I am here to offer help and hope. I am passionate about providing a safe and non-judgmental space where understanding and discovery can thrive. My desire is to come alongside of people, collaboratively working towards growth and lasting change."
Jean Palmer-Daley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"As a Jungian analyst as well as marriage, family therapist I have had the privilege of assisting children, adolescents, and adults in their healing processes. I welcome new patients to my psychotherapy practice. Healing and true psychological change come from finding one's own truth and true nature. Whether your symptoms take the form of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-desturctive behaviors or problems within your family, breakthroughs can take place in a safe, confidential, and trusting environment. "If you give a person a fish they eat a meal; if you teach them to fish they eat for a lifetime.""
Adoption
(805) 467-7235
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Adoption
"As a Jungian analyst as well as marriage, family therapist I have had the privilege of assisting children, adolescents, and adults in their healing processes. I welcome new patients to my psychotherapy practice. Healing and true psychological change come from finding one's own truth and true nature. Whether your symptoms take the form of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-desturctive behaviors or problems within your family, breakthroughs can take place in a safe, confidential, and trusting environment. "If you give a person a fish they eat a meal; if you teach them to fish they eat for a lifetime.""

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If you're looking for adoption counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara or help with an adoption in Downtown, Santa Barbara or for a Downtown, Santa Barbara adoption therapist, these professionals provide adoption support and adoption counseling. They include adoption therapists, adoption psychologists and adoption counselors in Downtown, Santa Barbara. They can help you coping with adoption in Downtown, Santa Barbara, they can support adopting families and provide child counseling for the adopted child (or adopted children) or foster child (or foster children).

They provide Downtown, Santa Barbara family counseling for the adoption process, understanding of international adoption and help for adoptive kids, adopted children and adoptive families.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Downtown, Santa Barbara you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara or family therapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara.