Betsy Bates Freed

Psychologist, MA, PsyD

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Betsy Bates Freed

Psychologist, MA, PsyD


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2400 Bath Street
Suite 202
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 980-7154

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Announcement icon Due to the risk inherent to meeting in my small office, I am currently providing teletherapy via Thera-Link, doxy.me, Zoom, or Facetime.
Betsy Bates Freed is not currently accepting new clients.
I welcome all clients but those who might benefit most from my expertise are those who are facing medical illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease, or who would like to change their health behaviors. My interest in health psychology began during my 30-year career as a medical journalist (Internal Medicine News, Pediatric News). I completed my training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and the Children's Clinic of SB County. Ideally, I will work collaboratively with your physician to help with your integrated medical care.
Health psychologists see patients of all ages. My psychological orientation is eclectic and will depend on your goals. We may process your distress and work to draw on your strengths to assist with your adjustment to a difficult diagnosis. At times, I may assist you with management of physical symptoms.
My health psychology practice focuses on the whole person, incorporating important physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and family contributions to healing and adjustment. I have been fortunate to spend many years working closely with physicians and medical researchers, enabling me to blend clinical knowledge with compassion in my work with patients.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / CA PSY25652
  • School: Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • Year Graduated: 2011

Location

2400 Bath Street
Suite 202
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 980-7154
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Health Psychology
  • Infertility
  • Obesity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Communities
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 19 Aug 2020
Betsy Bates Freed, MA, PsyD, Psychologist in Santa Barbara

Betsy Bates Freed

Psychologist, MA, PsyD