Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA

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Photo of Alexis Lowenstein, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA
Alexis Lowenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe that healing is a process of letting go of what is not us - our learned ways of coping with life - so that our essence may express itself in the world more freely. Through following the wisdom of the body and spirit, a safe therapy relationship supports the organic movement towards wholeness that is waiting to unfold. I work with adults and children to help increase their felt sense of safety in their bodies and to support mental and emotional well-being. Together we can understand how early experiences create templates for relationship, and learn to shift and transform what no longer serves you.
(510) 768-7310
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Jean Palmer-Daley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
As a Jungian analyst as well as marriage, family therapist I have had the privilege of assisting children, adolescents, and adults in their healing processes. I welcome new patients to my psychotherapy practice. Healing and true psychological change come from finding one's own truth and true nature. Whether your symptoms take the form of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-destructive behaviors or problems within your family, breakthroughs can take place in a safe, confidential, and trusting environment. "If you give a person a fish they eat a meal; if you teach them to fish they eat for a lifetime."
(805) 467-7235
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Romi Cumes Somatic Therapy, P.C.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CMT
Verified
Verified
The intention of my work is to support clients to identify, explore, and ultimately transform stuck patterns that create challenges and physical or emotional distress. My clinical work is somatic and relational (supports body-mind-spirit connection). I treat a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, teen/young adult support, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, grief/loss/bereavement, substance abuse, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, spirituality, sexuality, and life- purpose. Hablo Espanol y puedo hacer la orientacion en Espanol, pero no soy un hablante nativo.
(805) 335-6814 x1
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Cai Carvalhaes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CH, ERYT200, MSW, PhD-c
Verified
Verified
"Be gentle with yourself." I am a trained therapist (LCSW) licensed in California and Arkansas, hypnotherapist focused on past life soul regression, Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and certified yoga teacher. I am specialized in mindfulness providing individual and group therapy helping individuals in the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, and gender issues. I am clinically trained by Dr. Brian Weiss in Past Lives Regression to address trauma and phobias. I am also a National Certified Hypnotherapist (CH) by the National Guild of Hypnotists an excellent approach to use with clients to improve quality of life.
(501) 588-8304
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ivan Chan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
If you are in the grips of anxiety, troubled relationships, grief, or other issues that threaten to overwhelm your ability to function or be happy in your life, I look forward to working with you in a safe and non-judgmental way. I use a collaborative approach and actively seek your feedback to provide you with therapy that matches your needs and respects your goals.
(805) 623-4364
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Adrienne Oxton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In-person and telehealth available. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. We all experience anxiety, depression, anger, stress and sometimes the trauma that can occur in our families, our relationships, our friendships, our workplaces and our everyday lives. Some of these stressors are triggered when we break-up, begin a new relationship, start a new job, start at a new school etc. Some individuals need to be sat with and have a space held for them, some are looking for collaborative support and guidance on their life's struggles.
(805) 219-7878
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Debra Dalton Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating OCD and Anxiety related disorders. For over six years I worked with hundreds of clients with OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Compulsive Skin Picking and Hair Pulling (BFRB's) with the OCD Center of Los Angeles. For OCD and Anxiety related disorders I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Exposure and Response Prevention, Mindfulness Training and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. For BFRB's, therapies include Habit Reversal Training, the ComB Approach, Mindfulness and ACT. Every therapy I provide is supported by science and all the work I do with clients is collaborative.
(805) 874-5630
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Madeleine Saxe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hi, thank you for stopping by! A little bit about my background: In 2014, I began treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues in adolescents, adults and families. Through professional and personal experience with therapy, I have learned that feeling understood, supported and safe can be some of the most valuable parts of the healing process. In my practice I meet my clients where they are in the moment, and together with the client, I work to help them reach their unique goals for therapy. My approach is direct, compassionate and genuine.
(805) 386-9741
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Heather Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you feel anxious, fearful, frustrated, or experience other unmanageable emotions? Are you overwhelmed? You do not have to continue to feel this way. 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 needs.
(805) 243-1509
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Christine Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My practice serves those who want to change negative life patterns and relationships. Also, those who want to reduce anxiety, depression and addictive self-destructive behaviors. My clients and I work to find solutions to create a peaceful satisfying life experience.
(805) 243-3582
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Rise Healing Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You may be mindlessly scrolling through your social media feed of choice and feeling like you just don't stack up, like you are failing. You might experience a relentless stream of thoughts telling you that you're not good enough. These thoughts make it hard to feel comfortable in your own skin. You second guess everything you say and analyze all of your interactions, looking for flaws. Maybe hard things have happened to you that continue to bother you, things that you haven't opened up about before that make it hard to enjoy your life, to feel connected with others, or to move towards your dreams.
(805) 590-4412
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Erica Nolasco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My passion is helping children, adolescents and families overcome trauma, divorce, depression, anxiety, self-doubt and addiction. I welcome individuals and families to a safe nonjudgmental space with the goal of providing each client long lasting healing, personal growth and happiness. My therapeutic approach incorporates traditional talk therapy techniques complemented by therapeutic activities such as art, play, mindfulness exercises and music. I offer a holistic approach, this puts the client and their individual needs at the center of their treatment plan, while honoring the whole body; physically, emotionally and mentally.
(805) 301-6802
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Jacqueline Beraldo
Marriage & Family Therapist, FNP, MFT
Verified
Verified
I believe we all have what it takes to create the life we are meant to live. I invite you to take the step of finding out what is possible for you.Through a process of discovery, awareness, and a commitment to self-understanding, there is a hope of embodying your truest self. Bringing a delicate balance of effort, care, experience and humor, it would be my privilege to accompany you on this intimate and very often, deeply satisfying journey. Don't postpone your joy!
(805) 319-7248
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Max Rorty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am giving priority to mental health and medical professionals at this time. As a medical social worker with years of experience in end of life, ICUs and Emergency Departments, I bring a peer support perspective to emergency responders and workers on the front lines. Let's talk about what the pandemic has been like for you and see what meaning we can make of this time.
(805) 222-7583
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Elizabeth LaCaze
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Is stress, anxiety, or depression coming to the forefront? Has your relationship become challenging? Would you like to re-discover yourself or re-invent your relationship? I am here to support you in living from the experience of your authentic, best self, individually and in your partnership. Together we will expand your capacity to feel balanced, resourceful, and resilient and to live fully. With positive change that can last. The journey we embark on will be personalized and unique to your needs and goals. I support your self-discovery process, integrating mind, body, emotions, and spirit in wholeness.
(805) 500-3432
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Photo of Taryn Lawrence, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA
Taryn Lawrence
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
Feeling lost because your vitality has somehow disappeared? Maybe your low energy is affecting your work or tension is making important relationships less satisfying. It can be confusing when the past starts to collide with the present. What I know is that there is hope. What has wounded you in the past can be healed, so you can live life with joy. I work with adults who have been wounded in important relationships. I treat individuals who want to understand themselves better and feel more connected with the people around them. Together, in therapy, we create a space where you discover the vitality to become bigger than what wounded you.
(805) 214-8892
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Not accepting new clients
Photo of Betsy Bates Freed, Psychologist in Santa Barbara, CA
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
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Photo of Jeanne Bracker White, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA
Jeanne Bracker White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have 30 years of experience working in the field of mental health. For the past 20 years I have focused specifically on helping children, teens and parents better understand the gifts and needs of differently wired people. I seek to understand a person's sensory needs, social emotional needs and relating style. This discovery process attunes families to their children, whether young or grown. it provides older children, teens and adults a better appreciation of their gifts and insight into past struggles. And most importantly, it points to a way forward in life
(805) 360-5953
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Photo of Jennifer Sidhwa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA
Jennifer Sidhwa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with ongoing feelings related to depression, anxiety or trauma? Do you feel burnt out or stuck in any or all areas of your life? Are you struggling to progress and transform in the ways you desire through traditional mental health treatment? If so, ketamine assisted psychotherapy or KAP may be a good fit for you.
(805) 500-2102
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Photo of Thomas Elsner in Santa Barbara, CA
Thomas Elsner
JD, MA
I am a Certified Jungian analyst trained in Zurich, Switzerland and a Certified Psychoanalyst with the California Medical Board with over 19 years of clinical experience.
(805) 813-8333
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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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 or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Santa Barbara?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering 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.