Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA

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Sheryl Chase
Psychologist, PhD
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
Offers online therapy
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Katie Karas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am trained in Family Therapy and although not always the case, therapy often moves faster when you are willing to include other family members as a part of therapy at some point. It helps me understand you in the broader context of the people that are important to you or have influence in your life. I have been married for 34 years and have three adult children so my personal experience often informs me, along with my training and the expertise I have gathered being a part of The Family Therapy Institute.
(805) 639-8093 x306 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Kristine Ann Gore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
The gift of therapy is priceless and highly transformative. I am walking proof of the impact and have lived through tremendous challenges related to grief & loss, high conflict and toxic relationships, health scares, career challenges and changes, intergenerational trauma, raising young adults and lived experiences in different parts of the country. My therapeutic journey was led by a skilled therapist and through that learning an inherent calling to help others arose. Today, I work with clients in California and and am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR.)
(805) 716-6328 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Clyde Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSP
Verified
As a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Certified Somatic therapist, I've been practicing psychotherapy and helping people find positive solutions to their problems, issues, and challenges in life for over 23 years. Whether you have a personal issue that's emotional such as depression, anxiety, addiction, or a problem with your relationship, I create a safe space for you to work through your challenges and create positive changes in your life. My clients' greatest successes have come from being supported to find their own answers to the problems they face, building new skills and actions to move forward. I can help you too!
(805) 350-7998 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Susan Farber, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you feeling unfulfilled in your life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues? With over 20 years of experience, I offer a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mind-body modalities to help you feel more empowered in your life. Together, we unwind the beliefs you hold onto that keep you stuck and limited. This allows you to make new choices in all areas of your life, enabling a state of peace, calm and fulfillment. When you are no longer held back by a limited point of view, you are more flexible, open, and able to make positive changes.
(805) 225-9344 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Valerie Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
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
Offers online therapy
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Find Your Center, A Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
We are here to help you heal and grow. We are genuine, real people, and we believe that providing you with actual, loving feedback is more useful than simply listening and repeating. That is why we partner concrete take-home skills with open and active listening, all while integrating humor and play. We want to be by your side, to listen, support, and challenge you every step of the way. You are not in this alone. Find Your Center is here to help you find comfort, health, and courage in your relationships, career, family, and friendships. Together, we will discover untapped purpose, passion, clarity, and strength.
(805) 424-5986 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
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Darren M Del Castillo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
If you are feeling stuck, if your relationships or work are suffering, I would collaborate with you to move from distress to well-being. I am helpful to clients interested in working through repetitive thoughts, conflicted feelings, self esteem issues, and common mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression. I enjoy working with self-motivated adults who are up for in-depth work on their concerns. I have extensive experience working with relationship problems, family issues (past and current), couples, transitions (becoming a parent), identity issues (LGBTQ, race-related stress), graduate students, and men's issues.
(805) 250-4448 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Bridgette Werner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
To request an appointment please visit foresightmentalhealth.com. With a gentle, non-judgmental, and supportive approach, I hope to create a safe space for clients to express themselves and make room for realizations which will lead to positive life changes. I am deeply attuned, nurturing, curious, and playful. Therapy is about becoming fulfilled, engaged, happy, and connected to your self-worth. I take a holistic and individualized approach with each client.
(805) 232-7265 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Offers online therapy
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Bonnie Dooms
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Everyone can use a little help at times. Children and adults often experience difficult emotions, such as anxiety, depression and anger that are hard to handle and interfere with relationships and quality of life. I will help you alleviate these unwanted symptoms, improve functioning and improve your relationships. I work with adults and couples who are having struggles in their personal lives. I also specialize in working with those who have experienced sexual trauma.
(925) 350-8999 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Allison Lorraine Brevier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety and eating concerns to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable, collaborative and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help guide them towards a life aligned with their authentic self and fundamental core values.
(805) 303-5051 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Offers online therapy
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Riven Barton
PhD, CTS
“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” Victor Frankl We are living in times where the abnormal has become the norm. Latent fears, anxieties, depression and loss have overwhelmed so many of us, leaving us emotionally and physically exhausted. These feelings can be even further exacerbated by trauma both past and present. They can interfere with our relationships and goals, leave us feeling overwhelmed, or even manifest as chronic illness. The important thing to remember is that you do not have to do it on your own. There is help.
(805) 257-0228 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Deborah Smilovitz Foster
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Each of us passes through struggles that are difficult to cope with. In working together to form a therapeutic relationship we can become healthier and more able to react more skillfully to the challenges that present themselves. My work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families is based off a strong clinical foundation and woven together with compassion, respect and caring. By resolving some of our issues we can become balanced and find improved overall health (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally).
(805) 324-6515 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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iPerformance Consultants
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, CMPC
Verified
I am Dr. Dave Botsford and I am a clinical and sport psychologist working with iPerformance Consultants in Santa Barbara. My primary area of expertise is working with athletes, coaches, and teams from youth to elite levels, helping individuals to refine the consistency of their performance and elevate their training outcomes. Additionally, I work with University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) student athletes as the clinical and sport psychologist for the UCSB Athletics Department. I provide performance consulting and counseling services to individual student athletes, teams, and coaches for a variety of issues and concerns.
(949) 531-7354 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Max Golding
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Consider joining my in-person weekly depression & anxiety support 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. It wasn't me who chose the thing that caused consequences, it was something or someone else inside of me who jumped into the driver's seat. 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
Offers online therapy
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Liz May
Psychologist
Verified
Throughout our lives, we are all presented with challenges, whether it be the environment and circumstances we are born into, experiencing a traumatic event or series of traumas, to unexpected stressors and changing roles and identities. If you find yourself stuck and needing support to navigate your way, I would be honored to help guide you through your journey. I am a licensed psychologist in California and work individually with adults of all ages. My style is warm, compassionate, and strengths based, while I can also be direct and challenge you to let go of old ideas and behaviors that may no longer be serving you.
(805) 572-7845 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Offers online therapy
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Jacquelyn Meissner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Life can get very complicated and challenging sometimes. My commitment to you is to provide a supportive place for us to collaboratively explore the challenges you are experiencing and the areas of your life you wish to change. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past or feel as if something is preventing you from living the life you want I invite you to explore this from a place of curiosity without judgment. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist I strive to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficult life events.
(805) 719-7308 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Winifred L. Lender
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In our high paced and stressful daily lives, it is easy to feel anxious and uncertain. These feelings can be magnified during transitional periods in our lives, limiting us, and impeding our growth. Psychotherapy can help empower us to move forward with concrete strategies to meet daily challenges, navigate transitions, and grow to feel happy and more confident. Dr. Lender's areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, sleep issues, relationship concerns, personal empowerment, technology use balance, and life transitions.
(805) 429-2684 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Jill T Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in healing relationships with self and other, whether they are painful, confusing, or just plain unsatisfying. If you're "going through the motions," you've lost yourself, your anxious mind is driving you crazy, or if you can't decide whether to stay in that relationship or leave. I'll help you learn to manage those difficult emotions and confusing situations so that you can move through those life transitions and issues with a greater sense of confidence and ease.
(805) 623-4177 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Nicholas James Dogris
Psychologist, PhD, QEEG-D, BCN
Verified
I am the CEO and co-founder of NeuroField, Inc.,a company that develops specialized neurostimulation modalities designed to restore functionality to your brain. Have you ever wondered why psychotherapy fails? Have you or a family member suffered from an injury that impacts the way your brain functions? Do you or your child have problems academically or socially? If your brain is damaged, it's hard to learn new skills and function in the world. One way to correct these problems is with neurotherapy. I am an expert in neurotherpy and have been practicing in the field since 1987.
(760) 819-7277 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Santa Barbara are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Santa Barbara then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

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.

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

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. Psychologists in Santa Barbara specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.