Solomon Ndungu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic. Using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others along the way. With all the experiences that we have in this life, a persons perspective makes a huge difference in how they experience it. My hope is to help find the perspective that helps alleviate suffering and creates a space for healing and thriving.
BIPOC
(805) 749-2056
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic. Using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others along the way. With all the experiences that we have in this life, a persons perspective makes a huge difference in how they experience it. My hope is to help find the perspective that helps alleviate suffering and creates a space for healing and thriving.
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Isabela França Magalhães
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Whether this is your introduction to therapy or your umpteenth attempt, finding the right fit can be tough. You may be in a moment of crisis, feeling inexplicably stuck, or just in need of support. No matter the circumstance, I ensure you will be met with warmth and curiosity. I am committed to providing you with new tools, perspectives, and ways of relating to yourself and others. With support, we all have the capacity to transform suffering into opportunities for change and growth, and ultimately resiliency. I aim to help you better manage life’s challenges while striving to find meaning, fulfillment, and a sense of belonging.
BIPOC
(805) 219-7118
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
BIPOC
Whether this is your introduction to therapy or your umpteenth attempt, finding the right fit can be tough. You may be in a moment of crisis, feeling inexplicably stuck, or just in need of support. No matter the circumstance, I ensure you will be met with warmth and curiosity. I am committed to providing you with new tools, perspectives, and ways of relating to yourself and others. With support, we all have the capacity to transform suffering into opportunities for change and growth, and ultimately resiliency. I aim to help you better manage life’s challenges while striving to find meaning, fulfillment, and a sense of belonging.
Julian Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal, change, and grow. Some of us were either not given the proper tools or were taught faulty ways of operating in the world that no longer serve us. While many of these “coping mechanisms” may have helped us survive our family of origin and life circumstances, they can have a detrimental impact on our present wellbeing and current relationships. Therapy is often about unlearning old ways of behaving and thinking, while integrating unfelt emotions that usually just want to be felt.
BIPOC
(805) 793-1738
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
BIPOC
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal, change, and grow. Some of us were either not given the proper tools or were taught faulty ways of operating in the world that no longer serve us. While many of these “coping mechanisms” may have helped us survive our family of origin and life circumstances, they can have a detrimental impact on our present wellbeing and current relationships. Therapy is often about unlearning old ways of behaving and thinking, while integrating unfelt emotions that usually just want to be felt.
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Christine Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
My practice is virtual over the phone or via zoom all you need to do is find a quit space. My practice style is experiential, goal directed, and CBT oriented. I am available 4 days a week Monday-Thursday from 8am-6pm (hours may be adjusted). With me as your therapist, you can expect to be heard and seen from empathetic and nonjudgmental space. I can help you to develop insight into mental/physical aliments, and give you tools that you can use to move through some of life most difficult moments.
BIPOC
(424) 396-5396
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
BIPOC
My practice is virtual over the phone or via zoom all you need to do is find a quit space. My practice style is experiential, goal directed, and CBT oriented. I am available 4 days a week Monday-Thursday from 8am-6pm (hours may be adjusted). With me as your therapist, you can expect to be heard and seen from empathetic and nonjudgmental space. I can help you to develop insight into mental/physical aliments, and give you tools that you can use to move through some of life most difficult moments.
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I work with Womxn of Culture who overgive to the point of exhaustion and who seek to be seen and valued for who they really are. I support my clients to get their energy back and integrate all of who they are so they can reclaim their vibrancy and power and live a fully expressed life. Do you tote around a mini bottle of hot sauce in your purse? Has the weight of family expectations and living within dominant culture taken its toll on your well-being and eroded your sense of self?
BIPOC
(240) 512-8217
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
I work with Womxn of Culture who overgive to the point of exhaustion and who seek to be seen and valued for who they really are. I support my clients to get their energy back and integrate all of who they are so they can reclaim their vibrancy and power and live a fully expressed life. Do you tote around a mini bottle of hot sauce in your purse? Has the weight of family expectations and living within dominant culture taken its toll on your well-being and eroded your sense of self?
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Maria DEALBA
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I like to align myself along side clients providing them with genuineness, tenderness, welcoming and positive attitude, in a non judgmental setting. I pride myself on confidentiality and transparency of any therapeutic methodologies and interventions used during treatment. Rapport building is paramount to my practice. It is a critical component for success and provides the opportunity for mutual trust building and affinity within the boundaries of the therapeutic relationship.
BIPOC
(805) 892-6442 x213
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
BIPOC
I like to align myself along side clients providing them with genuineness, tenderness, welcoming and positive attitude, in a non judgmental setting. I pride myself on confidentiality and transparency of any therapeutic methodologies and interventions used during treatment. Rapport building is paramount to my practice. It is a critical component for success and provides the opportunity for mutual trust building and affinity within the boundaries of the therapeutic relationship.
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Nancy Chen Marden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I see my role in the therapeutic process as an agent of change and flicker of hope. My only goal is to help you make the necessary changes in your life so that you can experience joy, love, abundance, and meaning. I believe that the only way for any of us to heal and grow from the pains of our experiences is with someone who can not only provide an understanding to what we're going through, but help us experience something different. I seek to achieve this outcome with you through a collaborative relationship and instilling empowerment in you.
BIPOC
(805) 870-8185
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
BIPOC
I see my role in the therapeutic process as an agent of change and flicker of hope. My only goal is to help you make the necessary changes in your life so that you can experience joy, love, abundance, and meaning. I believe that the only way for any of us to heal and grow from the pains of our experiences is with someone who can not only provide an understanding to what we're going through, but help us experience something different. I seek to achieve this outcome with you through a collaborative relationship and instilling empowerment in you.
Tri-County Family Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
(805) 222-7589
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
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Danah A. Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you ready for a positive change? Tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results? While we cannot change our past, or our genetic predispositions, we can learn to change the way we respond and react to our emotions and triggers; in order to give them less power and control in our lives. Learning about your unique experiences, needs and goals, and responding with caring and empathy, I will walk with you in exploring the barriers that you feel are hindering you, and provide therapeutic support, counseling and tools to help you acheive your goals.
BIPOC
(805) 409-3558
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
Are you ready for a positive change? Tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results? While we cannot change our past, or our genetic predispositions, we can learn to change the way we respond and react to our emotions and triggers; in order to give them less power and control in our lives. Learning about your unique experiences, needs and goals, and responding with caring and empathy, I will walk with you in exploring the barriers that you feel are hindering you, and provide therapeutic support, counseling and tools to help you acheive your goals.
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Jolene Guilliams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Somatic Psychotherapy. Somatic simply means "relating to the body" and in therapy this means that I have been uniquely trained to integrate the wisdom from our biology into treatment. Our bodies relate information that, should we choose to listen, can support our overall mental health. This way of working can have profound effects on anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and disordered eating. The clients that receive maximum benefit from my approach have an open mind about how the body influences thoughts, not just how thoughts influence the body.
BIPOC
(805) 883-6150
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Somatic Psychotherapy. Somatic simply means "relating to the body" and in therapy this means that I have been uniquely trained to integrate the wisdom from our biology into treatment. Our bodies relate information that, should we choose to listen, can support our overall mental health. This way of working can have profound effects on anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and disordered eating. The clients that receive maximum benefit from my approach have an open mind about how the body influences thoughts, not just how thoughts influence the body.
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Aeron Hart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I tend to work well with individuals that feel deeply, are highly sensitive to their environment, empathic, and who struggle to connect with themselves and their own needs, often putting others first. Someone interested in re-routing some of their mental energy toward the process of self-attunement, mindful awareness, and self-love, would be a wonderful candidate for my style of work. I insist whenever possible in laughing with my clients, and showing love and care in the way I listen actively, and share my energy with those I support.
BIPOC
(805) 335-6796
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
I tend to work well with individuals that feel deeply, are highly sensitive to their environment, empathic, and who struggle to connect with themselves and their own needs, often putting others first. Someone interested in re-routing some of their mental energy toward the process of self-attunement, mindful awareness, and self-love, would be a wonderful candidate for my style of work. I insist whenever possible in laughing with my clients, and showing love and care in the way I listen actively, and share my energy with those I support.
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Claudia D Crawford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with couples & individuals: *With couples,I focus our work within a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication and differentiation leading to deepened emotional intimacy; *With those experiencing life transitions, we explore the impact on us as individuals & on our relationships; *In navigating depression, life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles I provide the opportunity to challenge & ability to realize your potential *Teaching communication skills, the focus is to make the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self. *I offer DBT for individuals/groups to develop the ability to regulate emotions.
BIPOC
(805) 214-8975
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with couples & individuals: *With couples,I focus our work within a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication and differentiation leading to deepened emotional intimacy; *With those experiencing life transitions, we explore the impact on us as individuals & on our relationships; *In navigating depression, life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles I provide the opportunity to challenge & ability to realize your potential *Teaching communication skills, the focus is to make the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self. *I offer DBT for individuals/groups to develop the ability to regulate emotions.
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Allycia Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
BIPOC
(510) 674-1117
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
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Couple Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS + affordable couples' group. WE ARE RELATIONSHIP SPECIALISTS with fifty-years’ combined experience, married and passionately in-love. We love teaching other committed couples how to stop fighting and how to enjoy the relationship of their dreams. We ourselves once fought a lot! Though we know a wide spectrum of therapy tools, our most powerful is our signature system, the Couple CODE, which has performed miracles for us and for our committed clients! Usually we work together, but also see clients 1:1. I also supervise therapists. We have authored two books on our work to be published soon. see Couple-CODE.com
BIPOC
(805) 335-6801
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS + affordable couples' group. WE ARE RELATIONSHIP SPECIALISTS with fifty-years’ combined experience, married and passionately in-love. We love teaching other committed couples how to stop fighting and how to enjoy the relationship of their dreams. We ourselves once fought a lot! Though we know a wide spectrum of therapy tools, our most powerful is our signature system, the Couple CODE, which has performed miracles for us and for our committed clients! Usually we work together, but also see clients 1:1. I also supervise therapists. We have authored two books on our work to be published soon. see Couple-CODE.com
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Jose Rojo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My approach to therapy is relational. I believe the problems that lead people to therapy are often interpersonal in nature and I see the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent of change. I endeavor to create with my clients a relationship that does not repeat the problematic relational patterns that led them to therapy. I use the therapeutic relationship to show clients that different and more satisfying interpersonal outcomes are possible. I also draw upon an existential approach to help clients accept responsibility for their role in creating themselves, their relationships and their experiential world.
BIPOC
(805) 380-3163
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
My approach to therapy is relational. I believe the problems that lead people to therapy are often interpersonal in nature and I see the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent of change. I endeavor to create with my clients a relationship that does not repeat the problematic relational patterns that led them to therapy. I use the therapeutic relationship to show clients that different and more satisfying interpersonal outcomes are possible. I also draw upon an existential approach to help clients accept responsibility for their role in creating themselves, their relationships and their experiential world.
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Lisa Aronson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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.
BIPOC
(805) 398-6006
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
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.
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Faith Grace Magdalena
Marriage & Family Therapist, Faith Magdalena, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My ideal client is one who is willing to self-examine. I appreciate flexibility, creativity and intelligence. I am best suited to depth work: addressing unresolved underlying issues that continue to impact daily living. I also appreciate differences and I have a deep regard for diversity and the challenges therein. I focus on helping a person identify their inherent strengths and build upon those. I work well with adolescents and young adults probably due to my "down to earth" approach. I am trained in EMDR and EFT as treatment modalities. I am well versed in 12 step support and use the Medicine Wheel paradigm in my work.
BIPOC
(805) 317-7753
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
My ideal client is one who is willing to self-examine. I appreciate flexibility, creativity and intelligence. I am best suited to depth work: addressing unresolved underlying issues that continue to impact daily living. I also appreciate differences and I have a deep regard for diversity and the challenges therein. I focus on helping a person identify their inherent strengths and build upon those. I work well with adolescents and young adults probably due to my "down to earth" approach. I am trained in EMDR and EFT as treatment modalities. I am well versed in 12 step support and use the Medicine Wheel paradigm in my work.
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Daniel Lee Spach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
As your therapist, I will strive to empower you to overcome personal challenges, activate your inner resources, develop a deeper level of trust in your self and your inherent potential, and reclaim ownership of your life and purpose. I have an affinity for working with clients seeking to transform their lives and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. Improved emotional intelligence, mindful self-awareness, communication skills, trauma and grief processing---will support you in developing self-compassion, eliminating personal obstacles, coping with your daily life, and finding a more balanced, attuned, and connected way of being.
BIPOC
(805) 232-7885
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
BIPOC
As your therapist, I will strive to empower you to overcome personal challenges, activate your inner resources, develop a deeper level of trust in your self and your inherent potential, and reclaim ownership of your life and purpose. I have an affinity for working with clients seeking to transform their lives and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. Improved emotional intelligence, mindful self-awareness, communication skills, trauma and grief processing---will support you in developing self-compassion, eliminating personal obstacles, coping with your daily life, and finding a more balanced, attuned, and connected way of being.
Marisol Murillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
You may be needing relief from emotional suffering, self-sabotage, or to improve relationships with your children or loved ones. I walk you through the process of therapy while connecting on a human level, without judgment. I invite you to reach out and ask about beginning your healing journey together. It is an honor to serve those seeking meaningful change. I also specialize in children ages 3-18, diversity issues, and multi-culturally sensitive therapy.
BIPOC
(805) 222-6185
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
You may be needing relief from emotional suffering, self-sabotage, or to improve relationships with your children or loved ones. I walk you through the process of therapy while connecting on a human level, without judgment. I invite you to reach out and ask about beginning your healing journey together. It is an honor to serve those seeking meaningful change. I also specialize in children ages 3-18, diversity issues, and multi-culturally sensitive therapy.
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Sonia Diaz-Ebadi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I specialize in helping women discover their own personal truth and support them in aligning their decisions in life with that truth. If you've been struggling with your primary relationships, feeling disappointed, angry, or feeling stuck in life, then I want to help. If anxiety and depression are part of your daily experience, then there is a good chance you've been living your life out of alignment with what is true for YOU.
BIPOC
(805) 335-6946
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
BIPOC
I specialize in helping women discover their own personal truth and support them in aligning their decisions in life with that truth. If you've been struggling with your primary relationships, feeling disappointed, angry, or feeling stuck in life, then I want to help. If anxiety and depression are part of your daily experience, then there is a good chance you've been living your life out of alignment with what is true for YOU.

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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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Barbara. 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.

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 Santa Barbara, or Child Psychologists in Santa Barbara. You can also use the filters to see only female psychologists, or gay-allied therapists

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Santa Barbara psychologists specializing in anger management, couples counselling, or EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way'. A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different techniques depending on the one that works best for you. 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.