Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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.
Anxiety
(805) 317-4878
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
Anxiety
(805) 421-4645
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Anxiety
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I provide individual psychotherapy for adults struggling with issues including: Anxiety and Panic, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Insecurity and Fearfulness, Problems with Alcohol and Drug-Use, Grief and Loss, Self-Acceptance, Stress, Sexuality, Relationship Difficulties and Peak Performance.
Anxiety
(805) 979-2084
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
I provide individual psychotherapy for adults struggling with issues including: Anxiety and Panic, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Insecurity and Fearfulness, Problems with Alcohol and Drug-Use, Grief and Loss, Self-Acceptance, Stress, Sexuality, Relationship Difficulties and Peak Performance.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We also have TELE-HEALTH & PHONE SESSIONS available during this time. Acorn Counseling Group has offices in Ventura, Ojai & Santa Barbara and we have Spanish-speaking therapists, too. Most of us can usually deal with life as it happens, but now and then things get tough. We all want someone to listen to us, help us move towards a positive outcome in all situations. Relationships fluctuate with the challenges of daily life and goals. Kids don't come with manuals and sometimes both you and your child might need an outside person to be safe and supportive of each of you. Our group of therapists has your positive growth as their goal.
Anxiety
(805) 669-9451
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
We also have TELE-HEALTH & PHONE SESSIONS available during this time. Acorn Counseling Group has offices in Ventura, Ojai & Santa Barbara and we have Spanish-speaking therapists, too. Most of us can usually deal with life as it happens, but now and then things get tough. We all want someone to listen to us, help us move towards a positive outcome in all situations. Relationships fluctuate with the challenges of daily life and goals. Kids don't come with manuals and sometimes both you and your child might need an outside person to be safe and supportive of each of you. Our group of therapists has your positive growth as their goal.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I work with people who want to understand their experiences and find ways to continue growing. I believe that therapy is a process of change that can lead to an understanding of individual strengths and identify areas of growth. I work with clients to identify ways in which they can support their growth during difficult times and build relationships that will foster healing.
Anxiety
(805) 856-6374
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
I work with people who want to understand their experiences and find ways to continue growing. I believe that therapy is a process of change that can lead to an understanding of individual strengths and identify areas of growth. I work with clients to identify ways in which they can support their growth during difficult times and build relationships that will foster healing.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you feeling lost, stuck, broken, or simply unsatisfied with life? You are not alone, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to build upon the existing strengths of these relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to make decisions for themselves. I firmly believe you hold all the answers to the questions you face, and it is my privilege to assist you in finding them.
Anxiety
(805) 316-7350
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
Are you feeling lost, stuck, broken, or simply unsatisfied with life? You are not alone, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to build upon the existing strengths of these relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to make decisions for themselves. I firmly believe you hold all the answers to the questions you face, and it is my privilege to assist you in finding them.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in 4 states, (California, Florida, Virginia, Maryland). If you are motivated to do your part, what I will bring to our relationship is my passion for psychology which is as fervent today as over 30 years ago when I hung out my first shingle. My job will be to figure out how to help you arrive at your pinnacle given your unique temperament and situational challenge. Your job will be to do the work.
Anxiety
(805) 291-4511
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Anxiety
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in 4 states, (California, Florida, Virginia, Maryland). If you are motivated to do your part, what I will bring to our relationship is my passion for psychology which is as fervent today as over 30 years ago when I hung out my first shingle. My job will be to figure out how to help you arrive at your pinnacle given your unique temperament and situational challenge. Your job will be to do the work.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I work with clients on tools and strategies to help with symptom reduction while we uncover what you need for a deeper level of healing. In a safe, non-judgmental space I can help you identify the thoughts, narratives and distorted core beliefs that cause you suffering, keep you repeating the same patterns and block you from a higher quality of life. With gentleness and compassion we can explore the places you may get triggered and the old wounds that continue to cause fear and pain.
Anxiety
(805) 954-9175
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
I work with clients on tools and strategies to help with symptom reduction while we uncover what you need for a deeper level of healing. In a safe, non-judgmental space I can help you identify the thoughts, narratives and distorted core beliefs that cause you suffering, keep you repeating the same patterns and block you from a higher quality of life. With gentleness and compassion we can explore the places you may get triggered and the old wounds that continue to cause fear and pain.
Photo of Cynthia Virene Fredericksen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, , LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I work with teens, adults, and couples. At this time I am seeing clients via telehealth for those who desire at a reduced fee. I know day to day stress can be overwhelming. I am here to meet your needs and explore the parts of life that have created difficulty. You may be struggling from Insomnia, depression, anxiety, loss, or negative patterns impacting daily life. My goal is to help you find meaning within yourself and to work with your inner patterns. Within a safe therapeutic container of non-judgement and direction we can increase your awareness of desires, fears, patterns, and strengths together.
Anxiety
(805) 335-6947
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
I work with teens, adults, and couples. At this time I am seeing clients via telehealth for those who desire at a reduced fee. I know day to day stress can be overwhelming. I am here to meet your needs and explore the parts of life that have created difficulty. You may be struggling from Insomnia, depression, anxiety, loss, or negative patterns impacting daily life. My goal is to help you find meaning within yourself and to work with your inner patterns. Within a safe therapeutic container of non-judgement and direction we can increase your awareness of desires, fears, patterns, and strengths together.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
I work with clients in distress to provide confidential and trustworthy counsel. I meet with clients outside where distancing is possible (e.g the beach) and by phone / video. My professional experience includes managing the mental health needs of inmates at a county jail, individual counsel for those suffering from addiction at a methadone clinic, and providing family therapy for at-risk children in Los Angeles County. When I was a pre-licensed therapist I volunteered at a non-profit to offer low-cost counseling services, assisted with intake at a Jewish Family Center in Long Beach, and counseled autistic young adults.
Anxiety
(424) 306-0716
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Anxiety
I work with clients in distress to provide confidential and trustworthy counsel. I meet with clients outside where distancing is possible (e.g the beach) and by phone / video. My professional experience includes managing the mental health needs of inmates at a county jail, individual counsel for those suffering from addiction at a methadone clinic, and providing family therapy for at-risk children in Los Angeles County. When I was a pre-licensed therapist I volunteered at a non-profit to offer low-cost counseling services, assisted with intake at a Jewish Family Center in Long Beach, and counseled autistic young adults.
Photo of Laurel O'Connor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There are times in our lives when we are presented with challenging circumstances. These experiences can be enormously difficult yet they also provide an opportunity for tremendous growth. The guidance and support of a trusted professional can be vital in regaining a sense of balance and ability to move forward in a positive way. What I have come to understand from my own life and education is that our suffering is often caused by losing connection to ourselves and others. With care and curiosity we can rebuild this sense of connection and foster the change necessary to create a healthy and meaningful life.
Anxiety
(805) 706-8878
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
There are times in our lives when we are presented with challenging circumstances. These experiences can be enormously difficult yet they also provide an opportunity for tremendous growth. The guidance and support of a trusted professional can be vital in regaining a sense of balance and ability to move forward in a positive way. What I have come to understand from my own life and education is that our suffering is often caused by losing connection to ourselves and others. With care and curiosity we can rebuild this sense of connection and foster the change necessary to create a healthy and meaningful life.
Photo of Jacquelyn Meissner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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.
Anxiety
(805) 719-7308
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
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.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Are you seeking to create a more meaningful life for yourself? Are you overwhelmed or struggling? This may be a particularly challenging time in your life, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to heal and grow as a person. I will listen, encourage, guide, and support you in connecting to your own innate wisdom and power. Personally, I'm warm, down-to-earth, and compassionate; skillful in creating safe space, active enough to maintain momentum, and can offer you new perspectives on old problems.
Anxiety
(805) 421-4616
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Anxiety
Are you seeking to create a more meaningful life for yourself? Are you overwhelmed or struggling? This may be a particularly challenging time in your life, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to heal and grow as a person. I will listen, encourage, guide, and support you in connecting to your own innate wisdom and power. Personally, I'm warm, down-to-earth, and compassionate; skillful in creating safe space, active enough to maintain momentum, and can offer you new perspectives on old problems.
Photo of Emily Fleck, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
Anxiety
(805) 856-6736
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
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Psychologist, PhD, MS, RDN Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Are you longing for joy, passion, creativity and a sense of wholeness? Do you want to be energetically free from physical and/or emotional pain? Do you want to recover fully from an eating disorder or disordered eating that is affecting the quality of your life? Do you want to lose or gain weight? Do you want to be more creatively expressed? Does anxiety and fear hold you back from developing meaningful relationships? Perhaps you are suffering from infertility? Feelings of loss and longing? Feeling stuck? I would love to work with you, to help you move from inside out.
Anxiety
(805) 468-4871
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Anxiety
Are you longing for joy, passion, creativity and a sense of wholeness? Do you want to be energetically free from physical and/or emotional pain? Do you want to recover fully from an eating disorder or disordered eating that is affecting the quality of your life? Do you want to lose or gain weight? Do you want to be more creatively expressed? Does anxiety and fear hold you back from developing meaningful relationships? Perhaps you are suffering from infertility? Feelings of loss and longing? Feeling stuck? I would love to work with you, to help you move from inside out.
Photo of Erin Savage Pollaro, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My mission as a therapist is to sit with clients in a way that supports healing and growth and encourages discovery of innate wisdom. I believe that we all possess the capacity to know peace, but that sometimes we become disconnected with our peace as a result of painful experiences and unhelpful coping patterns. This disconnection can manifest as anxiety or depression, addictive or other self-destructive behaviors, and even psychosis. When these symptoms interfere with our ability to have satisfying experiences, in relationships, at work, and in life in general, we can benefit from getting help.
Anxiety
(805) 301-5027
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
My mission as a therapist is to sit with clients in a way that supports healing and growth and encourages discovery of innate wisdom. I believe that we all possess the capacity to know peace, but that sometimes we become disconnected with our peace as a result of painful experiences and unhelpful coping patterns. This disconnection can manifest as anxiety or depression, addictive or other self-destructive behaviors, and even psychosis. When these symptoms interfere with our ability to have satisfying experiences, in relationships, at work, and in life in general, we can benefit from getting help.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a Marriage, Family Therapist Associate who helps individuals, couples, families and youth deepen and grow in their relationships to self and others to thrive emotionally, physically and mentally. I have specialized and work with anxiety, depression, EMDR, internet addiction, relationships, dream work, body image, mindfulness and improving self-esteem. l design a therapy program to meet your wellness goals. I’m passionate about my work and strive to help clients achieve greater peace, satisfaction, and connection in their relationships and lives.
Anxiety
(805) 324-6026
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
I am a Marriage, Family Therapist Associate who helps individuals, couples, families and youth deepen and grow in their relationships to self and others to thrive emotionally, physically and mentally. I have specialized and work with anxiety, depression, EMDR, internet addiction, relationships, dream work, body image, mindfulness and improving self-esteem. l design a therapy program to meet your wellness goals. I’m passionate about my work and strive to help clients achieve greater peace, satisfaction, and connection in their relationships and lives.
Photo of Susan Diane Whitmore, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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.
Anxiety
(805) 979-2015
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Anxiety
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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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
You may be struggling and need to get away to re-set, re-group and re-ground but don't know where to go. You don't need a treatment or rehab center but rather a place where you can fully immerse yourself in a process of self-exploration and self-care. At Moon Collective Retreats, we help you attend to yourself in a holistic and dynamic way. We welcome you to join us on a weekend journey that will help you reconnect with yourself.
Anxiety
(310) 356-0048
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Anxiety
You may be struggling and need to get away to re-set, re-group and re-ground but don't know where to go. You don't need a treatment or rehab center but rather a place where you can fully immerse yourself in a process of self-exploration and self-care. At Moon Collective Retreats, we help you attend to yourself in a holistic and dynamic way. We welcome you to join us on a weekend journey that will help you reconnect with yourself.
Photo of Darren M Del Castillo, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Life inevitably brings challenges that affect our sense of well being and create strain in important relationships. Sometimes this can lead to just feeling "off" or incomplete or distressed about not being able to make sense of it all. Sometimes repetitive patterns of thinking and feeling can leave us feeling stuck and blocked. I believe psychotherapy offers a helpful and meaningful opportunity for sorting through these difficulties and identifying sources of strength and greater fulfillment. I know it can be difficult to reach out for help - I would be honored to talk with you if you are considering taking this first step.
Anxiety
(805) 250-4448
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anxiety
Life inevitably brings challenges that affect our sense of well being and create strain in important relationships. Sometimes this can lead to just feeling "off" or incomplete or distressed about not being able to make sense of it all. Sometimes repetitive patterns of thinking and feeling can leave us feeling stuck and blocked. I believe psychotherapy offers a helpful and meaningful opportunity for sorting through these difficulties and identifying sources of strength and greater fulfillment. I know it can be difficult to reach out for help - I would be honored to talk with you if you are considering taking this first step.

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Anxiety (Fears, Phobia) Therapists
If you're looking for help with anxiety in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara anxiety therapist, these therapists provide anxiety therapy and general anxiety treatment. They include anxiety therapists, anxiety psychologists in Santa Barbara, anxiety psychotherapists and Santa Barbara anxiety counselors. They can help with anxiety disorders, social anxiety, anxiety attacks, shyness, social anxiety in Santa Barbara, anxiety depression and anxiety panic. They can help with Santa Barbara anxiety Therapy, anxiety counseling in Santa Barbara or counseling for anxiety and overcoming anxiety. Anxiety specialists who provide anxiety therapy in Santa Barbara may act as an anxiety therapy in Santa Barbara.

If your anxiety can be better explained as a feeling of fear and you're looking for help with fear therapy in Santa Barbara, these therapists provide fear therapy and treatment for fear disorders, social fear and fear attacks in Santa Barbara. They provide fear treatment, fear counseling in Santa Barbara or counseling for fear and overcoming fear. They can help with fear of flying, fear of commitment, insecurity and coping with fear.

Anxiety is often expressed as phobia. For help with phobia in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara phobia therapist these therapists provide phobia therapy, including exposure therapy, and phobia counseling. There are many defined phobias, including agoraphobia (intense fear of leaving a secure place), claustrophobia (fear or anxiety of places where it is hard to escape), social phobia and emetophobia (fear of vomiting).

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Santa Barbara are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Barbara

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