Therapists in Carpinteria, CA

Photo of Craig Bessermin, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carpinteria, CA
Craig Bessermin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93014
Anxiety, Grief, Depression. Do these powerful emotions keep you from focusing and making positive life choices? As a therapist, I can help you move beyond their grip and see through the distressing patterns they generate. A positive change can occur because each of us carries the power to make a difference in our lives. By working together, through an individuation process that is nurturing, encouraging and uniquely yours, we can explore how you will regain your ability to overcome anxiety, grief and depression and make life affirming decisions.
Anxiety, Grief, Depression. Do these powerful emotions keep you from focusing and making positive life choices? As a therapist, I can help you move beyond their grip and see through the distressing patterns they generate. A positive change can occur because each of us carries the power to make a difference in our lives. By working together, through an individuation process that is nurturing, encouraging and uniquely yours, we can explore how you will regain your ability to overcome anxiety, grief and depression and make life affirming decisions.
(805) 608-4282 View (805) 608-4282
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Toni Wellen
MA
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013
There are crisis moments in everyone's life when we feel overwhelmed and lack solutions to problems. Together we search for answers to questions that may appear overwhelming, enabling you to feel positive in the face of life transitions. Toni has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She recently relinquished her license, however continues using skills expanded over time. Together you will solve concerns such as anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, and anger management. Toni employs a practical approach focusing on empathy and mutual respect. Her method focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy, humanism, and mindfulness.
There are crisis moments in everyone's life when we feel overwhelmed and lack solutions to problems. Together we search for answers to questions that may appear overwhelming, enabling you to feel positive in the face of life transitions. Toni has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She recently relinquished her license, however continues using skills expanded over time. Together you will solve concerns such as anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, and anger management. Toni employs a practical approach focusing on empathy and mutual respect. Her method focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy, humanism, and mindfulness.
(805) 467-7148 View (805) 467-7148
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Molly Mitchell-Hardt Field
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carpinteria, CA 93013  (Online Only)
If we are lucky in this life we will experience many inner deaths, each an opportunity to shed parts of self, to embrace our own expansion, and enter the next dimension of life. If we fail to die, we fail to grow. We have lost the ritual container that holds our rites of passage and without the containment and guidance that goes with it many of us feel lost, hopeless, deficient in some way and without a sense of belonging. Therapy in the depth tradition has become a space to compassionately witness and accompany individuals in the alchemical process of healing and growth.
If we are lucky in this life we will experience many inner deaths, each an opportunity to shed parts of self, to embrace our own expansion, and enter the next dimension of life. If we fail to die, we fail to grow. We have lost the ritual container that holds our rites of passage and without the containment and guidance that goes with it many of us feel lost, hopeless, deficient in some way and without a sense of belonging. Therapy in the depth tradition has become a space to compassionately witness and accompany individuals in the alchemical process of healing and growth.
(310) 361-4680 View (310) 361-4680
Photo of Ashleigh Lamberti, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carpinteria, CA
Ashleigh Lamberti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carpinteria, CA 93013
At some point in our lives, many of us need help navigating life's challenges. The focus of my practice is working with individuals and couples who want to enhance and transform their relationships and improve their overall quality of life. Trained in Relational Life Therapy, my approach is centered around teaching clients how to practice full respect living. This work delves deep quickly, uncovering the origins of patterns, challenging their effectiveness, and offering alternative ways to cultivate loving connection and skillfully manage conflict.
At some point in our lives, many of us need help navigating life's challenges. The focus of my practice is working with individuals and couples who want to enhance and transform their relationships and improve their overall quality of life. Trained in Relational Life Therapy, my approach is centered around teaching clients how to practice full respect living. This work delves deep quickly, uncovering the origins of patterns, challenging their effectiveness, and offering alternative ways to cultivate loving connection and skillfully manage conflict.
(805) 323-9531 View (805) 323-9531
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Mackenna Marie Minehan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013  (Online Only)
I have come to specialize in helping teens and young adults navigate their personal stress, as well as the stressors of today’s world and the lingering impact of the lockdown on their formative years. I also have vast experience working with parents (either individually or along side their children) and helping them navigate their role, improve communication, and nurture their relationships. My third focus area includes working with women of varying ages who find themselves in transition; whether that’s with their career, their relationship(s), and/ or are looking to start their family (see below).
I have come to specialize in helping teens and young adults navigate their personal stress, as well as the stressors of today’s world and the lingering impact of the lockdown on their formative years. I also have vast experience working with parents (either individually or along side their children) and helping them navigate their role, improve communication, and nurture their relationships. My third focus area includes working with women of varying ages who find themselves in transition; whether that’s with their career, their relationship(s), and/ or are looking to start their family (see below).
(805) 723-3142 View (805) 723-3142
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Susan Bredhoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013  (Online Only)
I really believe in marriage--a supportive, nourishing partnership. Do you need help finding that relationship? Are you choosing the wrong person? Are you in a relationship that you want to make better? Let me help you develop the ability to grow, commit and sustain a satisfying relationship. We will explore the fears, anxieties, fantasies, patterns and past relationships creating obstacles to the goal of a mature relationship.
I really believe in marriage--a supportive, nourishing partnership. Do you need help finding that relationship? Are you choosing the wrong person? Are you in a relationship that you want to make better? Let me help you develop the ability to grow, commit and sustain a satisfying relationship. We will explore the fears, anxieties, fantasies, patterns and past relationships creating obstacles to the goal of a mature relationship.
(626) 486-9579 View (626) 486-9579
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Dr. Roland Rotz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Are you tired of failing to follow through on your promises? ADHD is my area of specialty when working with children, teens, college students and adults. Making significant change begins with identifying and understanding your choices. My work is helping you and/or your student select good choices and stay with these choices. Quality of life is honoring these choices in yourself and in others. I welcome your call.
Are you tired of failing to follow through on your promises? ADHD is my area of specialty when working with children, teens, college students and adults. Making significant change begins with identifying and understanding your choices. My work is helping you and/or your student select good choices and stay with these choices. Quality of life is honoring these choices in yourself and in others. I welcome your call.
(805) 856-6397 View (805) 856-6397
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BrainMatterZ Inc
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, LEP, PhD
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013  (Online Only)
We test and train the brain in the same way an athlete trains for excellence! We make smart kids smarter….
We test and train the brain in the same way an athlete trains for excellence! We make smart kids smarter….
(831) 201-1989 View (831) 201-1989
Photo of Whitney Rogers, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carpinteria, CA
Whitney Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Starting a family can bring up a lot of unexpected challenges. New mothers often worry about the health of the baby during pregnancy, the labor and birth process, the recovery period after the baby is born, or adjusting to motherhood. New parents often worry about relationship dynamics with a partner or other family members. If your fears are starting to outweigh your positive feelings about the arrival of your baby, or if you're struggling to get support now, know that there is help for what you are experiencing.
Starting a family can bring up a lot of unexpected challenges. New mothers often worry about the health of the baby during pregnancy, the labor and birth process, the recovery period after the baby is born, or adjusting to motherhood. New parents often worry about relationship dynamics with a partner or other family members. If your fears are starting to outweigh your positive feelings about the arrival of your baby, or if you're struggling to get support now, know that there is help for what you are experiencing.
(805) 669-2083 View (805) 669-2083
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Maxwel Blake Shaft
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Max Shaft and my passion is working with clients who may be feeling stuck, discouraged, or powerless but want to feel confident, free from limiting beliefs, and proud of who they are so that they can live up to their fullest potential.
Hi, my name is Max Shaft and my passion is working with clients who may be feeling stuck, discouraged, or powerless but want to feel confident, free from limiting beliefs, and proud of who they are so that they can live up to their fullest potential.
(805) 622-2676 View (805) 622-2676
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Christian Glasgow
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Seeking support is difficult for anyone. Whether it is for an individual, family, or there is support. Over 15 years experience working in a variety of environments. People just want to get some relief and feel supported when navigating difficult circumstances. I have several years working at the University level, Behavioral Health, schools, and in the private sector. My focus is private practice and there is support for whatever is going on in your life currently. I am a referral source for several local companies, doctor offices, schools, as well as a consultant for TV/Film, and professional athletes.
Seeking support is difficult for anyone. Whether it is for an individual, family, or there is support. Over 15 years experience working in a variety of environments. People just want to get some relief and feel supported when navigating difficult circumstances. I have several years working at the University level, Behavioral Health, schools, and in the private sector. My focus is private practice and there is support for whatever is going on in your life currently. I am a referral source for several local companies, doctor offices, schools, as well as a consultant for TV/Film, and professional athletes.
(805) 500-3695 View (805) 500-3695
Photo of Lisa O'Neil, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carpinteria, CA
Lisa O'Neil
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93014
I understand it takes a tremendous amount of courage to enter therapy. My intention is to offer a supportive, compassionate, evidence-based model of treatment particular to the goals of the client. Please feel free to contact me or visit my website at www.lisaoneillmft.com if you have any questions on how therapy might benefit you,or your family.
I understand it takes a tremendous amount of courage to enter therapy. My intention is to offer a supportive, compassionate, evidence-based model of treatment particular to the goals of the client. Please feel free to contact me or visit my website at www.lisaoneillmft.com if you have any questions on how therapy might benefit you,or your family.
(860) 896-5873 View (860) 896-5873
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Revel Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013
-- I Provide Telephone Therapy & Videoconference Sessions -- I work best with motivated adults who are committed to working on clearly identified psychological and relationship problems. My clients have tried to solve issues on their own but eventually recognize a need for professional assistance. They realize that therapists have no magical quick cures and that treatment takes courage, persistence and risk-taking. My clients learn that seeking help is a strength, not a weakness. They develop trust in the therapeutic relationship and make lasting gains. I honor each one.
-- I Provide Telephone Therapy & Videoconference Sessions -- I work best with motivated adults who are committed to working on clearly identified psychological and relationship problems. My clients have tried to solve issues on their own but eventually recognize a need for professional assistance. They realize that therapists have no magical quick cures and that treatment takes courage, persistence and risk-taking. My clients learn that seeking help is a strength, not a weakness. They develop trust in the therapeutic relationship and make lasting gains. I honor each one.
(805) 980-7969 View (805) 980-7969
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Hilary Mountford-Paty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Feeling overwhelmed by a specific challenge or aiming to enhance your life and relationships? As your therapist, I aim to help you identify concerns and guide you toward positive transformations efficiently. My office is a sanctuary—a secure, inviting space where we embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth together. Through collaboration, we navigate obstacles and uncover tools for your thriving. I use diverse modalities, tailoring therapy to your needs.
Feeling overwhelmed by a specific challenge or aiming to enhance your life and relationships? As your therapist, I aim to help you identify concerns and guide you toward positive transformations efficiently. My office is a sanctuary—a secure, inviting space where we embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth together. Through collaboration, we navigate obstacles and uncover tools for your thriving. I use diverse modalities, tailoring therapy to your needs.
(805) 856-6232 View (805) 856-6232
New Beginnings Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013
We offer confidential psychological counseling and assessment services to individuals, couples and families in the greater Santa Barbara area. Experienced counselors are here to help clients explore life transitions, relationship issues and a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, compulsive behaviors, substance use, job loss and stress, aging, isolation and anger management. Many clients experience a 15% reduction in overall distress after only eight sessions. Counselors are ready and able to serve you. We will match your needs with the education and experience of our clinicians to find the best person to assist you.
We offer confidential psychological counseling and assessment services to individuals, couples and families in the greater Santa Barbara area. Experienced counselors are here to help clients explore life transitions, relationship issues and a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, compulsive behaviors, substance use, job loss and stress, aging, isolation and anger management. Many clients experience a 15% reduction in overall distress after only eight sessions. Counselors are ready and able to serve you. We will match your needs with the education and experience of our clinicians to find the best person to assist you.
(805) 669-9352 View (805) 669-9352
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Chaarenne T. Torris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCII, LAADACr, ICADC
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013
If you are ready to make a change in your life and a committment to do the work, I will help you regain your health and happiness. I practice transpersonal psychology which focuses on the integration of body, mind and spirit. This helps to bring balance to your life and is effective in bringing about lasting, positive change. Together we will identify your strengths and increase your coping skills. I will be honest,direct and gently challenging, helping you regain your "best self". I work best with issues of trauma, relationships, addictions (all types) and codependency, child custody and co-parenting/mediation.
If you are ready to make a change in your life and a committment to do the work, I will help you regain your health and happiness. I practice transpersonal psychology which focuses on the integration of body, mind and spirit. This helps to bring balance to your life and is effective in bringing about lasting, positive change. Together we will identify your strengths and increase your coping skills. I will be honest,direct and gently challenging, helping you regain your "best self". I work best with issues of trauma, relationships, addictions (all types) and codependency, child custody and co-parenting/mediation.
(805) 669-9683 View (805) 669-9683
Photo of Debra Blackwell-Schrag, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carpinteria, CA
Debra Blackwell-Schrag
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals of all orientations, face challenges, improve relationships and move through changes. I provide support, tools, increased self awareness, and communication skills, to help you on your path to a positive and fulfilling future. I believe you are doing the best you can with the resources you have available. My job is helping you identify, uncover and utilize more resources, so that you are more effective at creating the life you want to live, and then living it. I am trained in EMDR for trauma, and have completed trainings by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
I specialize in helping individuals of all orientations, face challenges, improve relationships and move through changes. I provide support, tools, increased self awareness, and communication skills, to help you on your path to a positive and fulfilling future. I believe you are doing the best you can with the resources you have available. My job is helping you identify, uncover and utilize more resources, so that you are more effective at creating the life you want to live, and then living it. I am trained in EMDR for trauma, and have completed trainings by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
(805) 870-8924 View (805) 870-8924
Photo of Shane Bruce Mental Health & Coaching, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carpinteria, CA
Shane Bruce Mental Health & Coaching
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Carpinteria, CA 93013  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With over 40 years in recovery, and a Zen and Yoga practice, my approach is collaborative and heart-centered. Together we explore how you may live a richer more meaningful life. In addition to CG Jung, influences include Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, Martin Seligman, and Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi. I work with creative people:artists, film makers, writers, and musicians. Background in Youth and Family Services, and ADHD. Recently published "ADHD: A Heartful Approach," available on Amazon.com. Currently I also only offer Tele-Medicine and Tele-Coaching.
With over 40 years in recovery, and a Zen and Yoga practice, my approach is collaborative and heart-centered. Together we explore how you may live a richer more meaningful life. In addition to CG Jung, influences include Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, Martin Seligman, and Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi. I work with creative people:artists, film makers, writers, and musicians. Background in Youth and Family Services, and ADHD. Recently published "ADHD: A Heartful Approach," available on Amazon.com. Currently I also only offer Tele-Medicine and Tele-Coaching.
(323) 761-2257 View (323) 761-2257
Photo of Wendy Allen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carpinteria, CA
Wendy Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Carpinteria, CA 93013
My couples clients are very brave because they want to do what it takes to change. We practice kindness and truth, compassion and accountability.I am a relationship coach and therapist. I have been working with couples for 35 years. I now work a model, Relational Life Therapy, that is new, cutting edge, powerful and effective. I offer an intensive, brief therapy program, focusing on individual and relational attitudes and behaviors.trained to do this I use in office, ZOOM, or Skype for long-distance clients. . This program is an investment for the life of your marriage.
My couples clients are very brave because they want to do what it takes to change. We practice kindness and truth, compassion and accountability.I am a relationship coach and therapist. I have been working with couples for 35 years. I now work a model, Relational Life Therapy, that is new, cutting edge, powerful and effective. I offer an intensive, brief therapy program, focusing on individual and relational attitudes and behaviors.trained to do this I use in office, ZOOM, or Skype for long-distance clients. . This program is an investment for the life of your marriage.
(805) 246-7446 View (805) 246-7446
Photo of Marcus Flathman, Psychologist in Carpinteria, CA
Marcus Flathman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carpinteria, CA 93013
I believe that healthy people seek counseling. Taking time to honestly explore our thoughts and feelings about life is a respected tradition in virtually every culture and faith tradition. Therapy can be pursued not only to handle problems, but also to find more meaning in life, to live with more energy and zest and to increase the joy of being alive. Feel free to visit my website (www.DrFlathman.com) to learn more about me and the services I offer.
I believe that healthy people seek counseling. Taking time to honestly explore our thoughts and feelings about life is a respected tradition in virtually every culture and faith tradition. Therapy can be pursued not only to handle problems, but also to find more meaning in life, to live with more energy and zest and to increase the joy of being alive. Feel free to visit my website (www.DrFlathman.com) to learn more about me and the services I offer.
(805) 467-7313 View (805) 467-7313

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Carpinteria, CA

60+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Carpinteria, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
84% Self Esteem
70% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% Other
43% Aetna
30% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Carpinteria, CA see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carpinteria?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.