Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA

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Dr. Douglas D Johnson
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MA, MAOM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you been struggling with an alcohol or substance use disorder? Are you looking for someone who understands the struggles you are facing based on personal experience? My doctoral dissertation on substance abuse has provided me with broad knowledge of evidenced based strategies used to treat addiction. I have experience supporting my clients that seek help in the following areas, relationships, spirituality, stress, depression, and anxiety. The use of inspiration and humor are common in session. Please contact me to schedule a free consultation. I'm looking forward to hearing about how I may be of assistance to you.
(805) 386-9279
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Max Golding
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Consider joining my in-person weekly therapy group weekly Monday 12pm-1pm, / / / Parts of you make decisions and act on your behalf without your permission, you feel confused and ashamed about it and want this to change but don't know how. You feel alienated from self and others, misunderstood, alone - but are you? In reality, everyone has these inner conflicts, and therapy is a great place to sort this all out to reach more balance.
(805) 427-8722
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Not accepting new clients
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Betsy Bates Freed
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
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.
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Not accepting new clients
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Faith Grace Magdalena
Marriage & Family Therapist, Faith Magdalena, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(805) 317-7753
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Natasha Hause
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I am a warm and authentic practitioner that joins with my clients to help them realize their full potential. My approach is integrated-- drawing from Cognitive Behavioral techniques and Schema Therapy, with the goal of helping my clients live in the present and achieve psychological and behavioral change. In addition to these approaches, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
(805) 864-5351
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Melissa Beach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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.
(805) 424-5740
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Solomon Ndungu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(805) 749-2056
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dr. Patricia K Zadeh
Psychological Associate, PsyD, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you want to improve your quality of life, and find meaning and purpose by addressing obstacles and barriers and becoming more motivated and empowered? I am a compassionate and caring professional, with experience working with diverse ethnicities and backgrounds. I help clients in their self-discovery journey, utilizing their own unique strengths to foster growth, healing, and/or increase their personal potential. I utilize an integrative approach in my practice, which incorporates many techniques using mindfulness skills, Mindfulness-Based CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ACT, and will tailor treatment according to your needs.
(805) 576-8422
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Santa Barbara, CA 93130
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Sheryl Chase
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Life is challenging. We are expected to manage relationships, work, sickness, finances, and other stresses. Many of us come to experience significant anxiety, shame, anger, or depression in coping with the world. Whether you are facing an immediate crisis or longstanding concern, psychotherapy can help. With over 25 years of experience, I have assisted people in developing more effective ways of living. My therapeutic approach is informed by current neuroscience research, contemporary relational psychoanalytic thinking, phenomenology, and child development research.
(805) 250-8148
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Sarah Borgers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of children and teenagers. My goal is to help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, gain confidence and self-esteem, navigate developmental transitions, cope with difficult emotions, challenging behaviors and more.
(805) 424-5951
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Valerie Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We are living in very stressful times that challenge us to find meaning. Often the very painful issues that bring people to therapy -- anxiety and/or depression, difficulty with relationships, life-cycle transitions, trauma, illness, aging, lack of purpose and belonging -- present a wonderful opportunity for exploration, growth, and development. I especially enjoy working with individuals in transition, whether in early adulthood, mid-life, or the "third chapter" of older age and have a special place in my heart for those who struggle with feelings of not fitting in, living non-traditional lives or in non-traditional relationships.
(805) 960-5496
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Heather Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel anxious, fearful, frustrated, or experience other unmanageable emotions? Are you overwhelmed when you try to figure out how to find balance, contentment, or joy? You do not have to continue to feel this way and your hope is evident, because you have already made the first step in creating life change by reading this. With my support, you can find relief. I can help you find the courage and cultivate skills to become fully engaged in your life as well as identify and communicate your desires.
(805) 243-1509
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ronald Lloyd Iverson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
It is an honor to accompany individuals into the psyche where our deepest wounds are sometimes hidden. Healing energies can often be found in those depths, stimulating growth toward a more whole, authentic and satisfying existence. Sometimes the pain is on the surface, and symptom relief is necessary to allow the individual to return to a more effective functioning level. This can be accomplished through a combination of cognitive approaches (i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and body-centered approaches (i.e., focusing, embodied dream work, mindfulness).
(805) 633-4465
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Litsa Bradford, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you see your own issues, but can't seem to think or "will" yourself into more productive behavior? Perhaps you have a wonderful mate and family, but you are stuck in the same old arguments and frustrations, and you know your family's communication could be better. Maybe you feel angry, or sad, and you just don't know why. Perhaps you are hoping to come to terms with something very unfortunate that has happened to you, either recently or long ago. If you want to feel better about yourself and others, you have come to the right place.
(626) 709-3064
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Jose Rojo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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.
(805) 380-3163
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Not accepting new clients
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Amy Lebolt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have a passion for working with sensitive people who may excel in certain areas of life while experiencing dissatisfaction and disconnection in others. I approach my work with great faith in our innate capacity to heal and grow with adequate support and nurturance, and draw from a rich background which includes working in addiction, mental health and trauma, as well as palliative and hospice care. On a personal note, I bring my own experience with parenting children through adulthood, shifting roles across the lifespan, and spirituality to the therapeutic process and welcome individuals & couples facing crossroads in their lives.
(805) 357-9624
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Not accepting new clients
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Emily P. Eccles
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist based in Santa Barbara, California. I see clients in person or via video calls. In therapy, my goal is to support you to live more fully by identifying existing patterns, finding new ways to relate to yourself, others, and your environment, and learning new ways to approach your emotions. I have training in multiple evidence-based approaches and experience treating diverse concerns that teens and adults experience. I work collaboratively, and will often utilize experiential exercises, including mindfulness and guided visualizations in therapy.
(805) 219-7935
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Susan Soderman Family Counseling, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and families that are feeling stuck, frustrated, and tired of living in the same negative behavioral patterns. I believe that we are all capable of achieving mental wellness.
(805) 865-7216
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ian J Holland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. I listen deeply to my clients and work collaboratively to facilitate change. I bring a warm and intuitive approach to complement 20+ years of clinical experience, so you can expect to feel seen and heard while you open up to the therapeutic process. I utilize EMDR, CBT & DBT modalities to transform old beliefs that no longer serve you, and treat single incident trauma as well as complex trauma from childhood. I address the impact that neurodiversity has on individuals, couples & families. Autistic & ADHD clients' benefit and thrive from having this awareness in the therapy room.
(805) 265-4606
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Anne Marsham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I practice a type of somatic therapy that helps people increase contact with their physical experience. Too often, we lose contact with our bodies through social conditioning or relational trauma. By working to develop somatic awareness, we can refine our emotional intelligence and thus our sense of self-agency: If you know what you feel at a gut level, you can be clearer in your discernment, and empowered to ask for and claim what you need in your life.
(805) 870-8949
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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What type of Santa Barbara mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Santa Barbara?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.