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.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 317-4878
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
Bisexual Allied
(805) 837-1597
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the flashlight.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 693-4160
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the flashlight.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
What your needs, your concerns and your goals are is important to me. You may find it hard to see the path ahead currently, together we can question and explore. Your story is unique. As a Jungian Analyst, and MFT, I will work alongside to help you develop skills and insight, deepen your self understanding and empower you to work toward your meaningful goals.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 214-8884
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
What your needs, your concerns and your goals are is important to me. You may find it hard to see the path ahead currently, together we can question and explore. Your story is unique. As a Jungian Analyst, and MFT, I will work alongside to help you develop skills and insight, deepen your self understanding and empower you to work toward your meaningful goals.
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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.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 291-4511
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Bisexual Allied
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Whether you are coming to therapy because you are battling addiction, have relationship issues, unresolved trauma, or are striving for more balance in your life, I am here to help. Making an appointment with a therapist takes courage and is the first step toward personal growth and change. Some people come to therapy to improve their communication skills while others come to explore their unresolved pain that may show up in various symptoms such as, depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. If the underlying pain is not dealt with, life can seem difficult and maybe even unbearable. There is no need to suffer. There is hope.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 519-7149
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
Whether you are coming to therapy because you are battling addiction, have relationship issues, unresolved trauma, or are striving for more balance in your life, I am here to help. Making an appointment with a therapist takes courage and is the first step toward personal growth and change. Some people come to therapy to improve their communication skills while others come to explore their unresolved pain that may show up in various symptoms such as, depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. If the underlying pain is not dealt with, life can seem difficult and maybe even unbearable. There is no need to suffer. There is hope.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Are you struggling in your day-to-day life and need someone to listen without judgement and support you emotionally? Do you need some skills to cope with life? Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to handle situations and communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships. I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and DBT (Dialectical) in my practice.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 410-1565
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Bisexual Allied
Are you struggling in your day-to-day life and need someone to listen without judgement and support you emotionally? Do you need some skills to cope with life? Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to handle situations and communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships. I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and DBT (Dialectical) in my practice.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
If your life had a resumé, “chameleon” would be at the top. You’re so good at figuring out others’ needs, they’d never suspect that you have them too. If you were honest with yourself, though, you’d admit how stressful it is to live for other people. You’re terrified you’ll lose relationships if you speak up or say no. Your energy is drained or you feel resentful. You’re exhausted from wondering if others like you or approve of you. If you make choices that disappoint others, you feel guilty and selfish. Your whole identity is about pleasing others, & you want to feel comfortable being your authentic self, but you have no idea how.
Bisexual Allied
(424) 325-4236
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Bisexual Allied
If your life had a resumé, “chameleon” would be at the top. You’re so good at figuring out others’ needs, they’d never suspect that you have them too. If you were honest with yourself, though, you’d admit how stressful it is to live for other people. You’re terrified you’ll lose relationships if you speak up or say no. Your energy is drained or you feel resentful. You’re exhausted from wondering if others like you or approve of you. If you make choices that disappoint others, you feel guilty and selfish. Your whole identity is about pleasing others, & you want to feel comfortable being your authentic self, but you have no idea how.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, Freck Kristine, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I have over 35 years of experience as a therapist and educator in the Santa Barbara area. I work with: individuals, couples and families, teens - elderly. My clients are struggling with ADDICTION (alcoholism, drugs, {pre and post-inpatient addiction assistance}, weight, sex et.al), MENTAL HEALTH (depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, identity, sexual orientation, couples and family issues et.al), and/or SPIRITUAL JOURNEY challenges in their current lives.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 954-9381
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Bisexual Allied
I have over 35 years of experience as a therapist and educator in the Santa Barbara area. I work with: individuals, couples and families, teens - elderly. My clients are struggling with ADDICTION (alcoholism, drugs, {pre and post-inpatient addiction assistance}, weight, sex et.al), MENTAL HEALTH (depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, identity, sexual orientation, couples and family issues et.al), and/or SPIRITUAL JOURNEY challenges in their current lives.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I meet my clients where they are at, and begin by building on the relationship where we can focus on the parts that seem to be holding one back from living their most authentic life. Every one has their own unique journey, and I believe that in a strong therapeutic relationship, healing, growth, and transformation is possible. Therapy allows for one to gain insight and awareness around one's patterns of behavior. Let us meet together to see if we are a good fit.
Bisexual Allied
(248) 721-9598
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
I meet my clients where they are at, and begin by building on the relationship where we can focus on the parts that seem to be holding one back from living their most authentic life. Every one has their own unique journey, and I believe that in a strong therapeutic relationship, healing, growth, and transformation is possible. Therapy allows for one to gain insight and awareness around one's patterns of behavior. Let us meet together to see if we are a good fit.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I see clients in Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara with understanding, compassion and a sense of safety to explore the many ways to make life easier, more welcoming and fulfilling. Although I specialize in Couples and Relationship Development, I also work with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Divorce, Loss, Life Transitions including Sexual Orientation and Aging concerns. As a fully experienced Psychotherapist and professional Life Coach, this can be achieved with noticeable changes usually within the first 4 sessions.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 323-9550
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
I see clients in Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara with understanding, compassion and a sense of safety to explore the many ways to make life easier, more welcoming and fulfilling. Although I specialize in Couples and Relationship Development, I also work with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Divorce, Loss, Life Transitions including Sexual Orientation and Aging concerns. As a fully experienced Psychotherapist and professional Life Coach, this can be achieved with noticeable changes usually within the first 4 sessions.
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Psychologist, PsyD
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hello and thanks for looking up my profile. I am a licensed psychologist, a professor of psychology, and a frequent speaker....I am both a clinician and an academic. I am strongly psychodynamically oriented, influenced by both psychoanalytic (in the intersubjective tradition) and Jungian styles. I work well with articulate, curious, and thoughtful people who take their internal lives seriously...or who want to learn to do so. I take a carefully inquisitive and supportive role and encourage depth work. I encourage moral courage, self-expression and meaning-making.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 837-1571
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
Hello and thanks for looking up my profile. I am a licensed psychologist, a professor of psychology, and a frequent speaker....I am both a clinician and an academic. I am strongly psychodynamically oriented, influenced by both psychoanalytic (in the intersubjective tradition) and Jungian styles. I work well with articulate, curious, and thoughtful people who take their internal lives seriously...or who want to learn to do so. I take a carefully inquisitive and supportive role and encourage depth work. I encourage moral courage, self-expression and meaning-making.
Photo of Amanda Lee McQuade Crawford Lmft, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RH -AHG Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
You want to transform what's bothering you into deep wisdom. That can seem out of reach when you're in the middle of a mess, though. My job is to listen to the whole story, or as much as you want to tell, so we can find easy ways to ground you. You can build from a stable foundation. Do you feel you don't even know how to work up the energy for self-repair? Let me help you catch your breath. It liberates your reservoir of life-force as soon as you take the first step to self-care. Life's challenges point us toward clues in the sometimes mysterious road to vibrant health... not just getting by, but enjoying the life you deserve.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 856-6941
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
You want to transform what's bothering you into deep wisdom. That can seem out of reach when you're in the middle of a mess, though. My job is to listen to the whole story, or as much as you want to tell, so we can find easy ways to ground you. You can build from a stable foundation. Do you feel you don't even know how to work up the energy for self-repair? Let me help you catch your breath. It liberates your reservoir of life-force as soon as you take the first step to self-care. Life's challenges point us toward clues in the sometimes mysterious road to vibrant health... not just getting by, but enjoying the life you deserve.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Thank you for taking this time to see if I might be a good match for you. I believe strongly that the match, the relationship, the energy between us is of vital importance in the work. I strive to be your companion on a journey of discovery, reconciling, and healing. In as much as I am your mirror, I am your compassionate facilitator to enable your inner guide to emerge and shine through. My approach is supportive, direct, and rooted in a firm belief that every journey is unique and special.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 954-9299
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Bisexual Allied
Thank you for taking this time to see if I might be a good match for you. I believe strongly that the match, the relationship, the energy between us is of vital importance in the work. I strive to be your companion on a journey of discovery, reconciling, and healing. In as much as I am your mirror, I am your compassionate facilitator to enable your inner guide to emerge and shine through. My approach is supportive, direct, and rooted in a firm belief that every journey is unique and special.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
For many people it is hard to ask for help when it comes to sorting out the challenges of life. Making the decision to seek assistance from a therapist is courageous and can be rewarded with a safe, warm and supportive therapy environment. I work with people who often feel they are in crisis, experience anxiety or depression, have a low sense of self and struggle with the relationships in their lives but are motivated to gain insight and skills that are necessary to make lasting positive changes.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 335-6984
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
For many people it is hard to ask for help when it comes to sorting out the challenges of life. Making the decision to seek assistance from a therapist is courageous and can be rewarded with a safe, warm and supportive therapy environment. I work with people who often feel they are in crisis, experience anxiety or depression, have a low sense of self and struggle with the relationships in their lives but are motivated to gain insight and skills that are necessary to make lasting positive changes.
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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.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 317-7753
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Something bad happened. Whether it happened recently or years ago, you find yourself still bothered by it today. Memories of it pop into your mind against your wishes. When you come across something that reminds you of this past experience, you get really upset. There is a constant feeling of being on edge, like you can never truly relax or let your guard down. The thing that happened is affecting your life much more than you want it to. There is a part of you that believes you might not have to feel this way. A part that believes therapy could help you feel better and find more peace in your life. That part of you is right.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 633-4462
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
Something bad happened. Whether it happened recently or years ago, you find yourself still bothered by it today. Memories of it pop into your mind against your wishes. When you come across something that reminds you of this past experience, you get really upset. There is a constant feeling of being on edge, like you can never truly relax or let your guard down. The thing that happened is affecting your life much more than you want it to. There is a part of you that believes you might not have to feel this way. A part that believes therapy could help you feel better and find more peace in your life. That part of you is right.
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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.
Bisexual Allied
(510) 674-1117
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Insightful, caring psychotherapy for couples and individuals Working with clients from Montecito, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, Dr Shafer, PhD brings sensitivity and humor to his psychodyamic work with individuals and couples. Dr Shafer (Bob) has been in practice for more than 40 Years. Nonjudgmental, open to a variety of perspectives and personalities, he specializes in providing compassionate support to those trying to make better sense of life's challenges.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 793-0500
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
Insightful, caring psychotherapy for couples and individuals Working with clients from Montecito, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, Dr Shafer, PhD brings sensitivity and humor to his psychodyamic work with individuals and couples. Dr Shafer (Bob) has been in practice for more than 40 Years. Nonjudgmental, open to a variety of perspectives and personalities, he specializes in providing compassionate support to those trying to make better sense of life's challenges.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hi, my name is Danny. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, insomnia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models to help people to meet their goals and improve their lives. I strive to help the people I work with to break free from anxiety that restricts their lives. In addition, I help people to develop sustainable happiness, increased satisfaction with life, and greater psychological resilience.
Bisexual Allied
(805) 369-1346
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bisexual Allied
Hi, my name is Danny. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, insomnia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models to help people to meet their goals and improve their lives. I strive to help the people I work with to break free from anxiety that restricts their lives. In addition, I help people to develop sustainable happiness, increased satisfaction with life, and greater psychological resilience.

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Bisexual Allied (Bi-Friendly) Therapists
Bisexual Counseling in Santa Barbara for Bisexual Clients

If you're bisexual or are looking for help with being bisexual in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara bisexual Therapist, these Therapists provide therapy for bisexuals in Santa Barbara and counseling for bisexuals or bisexual clients. These professionals are sensitive to the bisexual lifestyle in Santa Barbara or Santa Barbara bisexual life, including bisexual couples, bisexual marriage in Santa Barbara, bisexual teens and bisexual parenting.

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.