Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA

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Bridgette Werner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
To inquire about my availability please call or 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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Justin Bengt Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
You have likely arrived here today because you feel powerless and utterly overwhelmed. After hitting the snooze button for the fourth time this morning you awoke with a gnawing sense of despair and dread about the problems that wait for you. The incessant barrage of distressing thoughts and turbulent waves of emotions have made your mind feel like an altogether hostile environment which many times you would like to escape from. At this point you may be unsure of where else to turn for support and part of you may very well be questioning whether you will ever find relief from the constant emotional turmoil you are facing.
(805) 924-7892 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
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Denny Rea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you struggling with an addiction issue? Afraid you can't stop? Dealing with addictions, whether alcohol, drugs or a behavioral addiction such as gambling, can create a feeling of loneliness, shame and despair, and often the fear that "I'll never be able to stop this, it's really screwing up my life and I'm too afraid to ask for help."
(805) 883-6369 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Offers online therapy
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Natasha Hause
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Michele Wolf
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with clients who are struggling to function fully and effectively in some or all aspects of their lives. This struggle might arise from chemical dependency, mental health challenges, stage of life transitions, grief/loss, or the patterns that arise from early challenges, such as childhood trauma. My goal is to "tune in" to where you are and what you are needing in your life today, to be responsive to the particular needs of the individual, as a support, witness and guide.
(805) 409-8561 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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William Gale
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
"Over the past 20 years I have supported clients in overcoming challenges and empowering their authentic selves. Through counseling, coaching, and group work, I've helped them activate their inner resources and realize their inherent potential. I believe growth is served by identifying and integrating core material which obstructs access to essence, passion, and life purpose. Enhancing self-awareness, employing mindfulness and nonviolence, I help clients listen to their Body's Intelligence ©, connect to inner wisdom, and take courageous action.
(805) 328-0328 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
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Christine Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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
Offers online therapy
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Len Van Nostrand
CCP, MA
Are you done with focusing on your past ? Questioning your own thinking? Have you been repeating familiar toxic patterns in your closest relationships? Looking for a client-centered, self- empowering, choice-based focus? If you are ready for real renewal, you will be provided with a refreshing and pragmatic Harm Reduction approach to empower you towards life enhancement in moving beyond traditional recovery. As a Certified Coach, and trained psychedelic integration therapist, I bring over 20 years of insight, education and guidance working with families and individuals seeking solutions.
(805) 438-2076 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
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Suzie C Kirkland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
If you are reading this, you have already begun the journey toward healing and self-discovery! My goal is to support your growth towards the person you desire to be, heal hurts from the past, and find peace in a sometimes chaotic and stress-filled world. I strive to make a safe space to listen and provide you with gentle guidance, professional interventions that may contribute to wellness, and empathy in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Life is so short, aren't you worth the journey towards wellness and happiness?! I believe you are!
(805) 876-9235 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Karen Leah Krulevitch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
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.
(805) 317-4878 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Miranda B. Field
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Therapy is an opportunity to move our lives toward the truest expression of our core selves. To live more fully and deeply, to have closer, more loving relationships, and to feel resilient in the face of challenge. My approach is individually tailored, drawing from a background in psychodynamic and attachment orientations, trauma-informed and somatic therapies, and mindfulness practices. Over more than 35 years in practice, I have worked particularly closely with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
(805) 500-7812 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Colleen Koch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work to create a safe environment for my clients to be seen and to better know themselves. I offer a holistic, individualized approach to therapy, and strongly believe that each person holds the answers to their own wellbeing. I am passionate about supporting women and their partners while working through fertility issues. I have also focused on empowering teenage girls that are struggling with self-esteem issues. In addition to psychodynamic therapy, I am trained in mindfulness meditation and somatic experiencing (SE) as well as EMDR with the Parnell Institute.
(323) 905-7265 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Cumberbatch
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I provide a warm, safe environment to support clients through life transitions, grief and loss, couples work and relationship issues, anxiety, depression and trauma. In therapy, we explore your innermost thoughts, feelings, and emotions and together create a plan to help you process your feelings, establish and accomplish goals, and provide tools for life’s successes, changes, and challenges.
(805) 883-6271 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Santa Barbara Music Therapy
Board Certified Music Therapist, MT-BC
Verified
Music therapy is an excellent complementary therapy for a wide range of needs. It is important that music therapy clients are open to new experiences and exploring ways to accomplish their therapeutic goals through different active and passive music exercises designed to encourage emotional expression, communication, and regulation. You do not need to be able to play instruments, sing, or write music to participate in music therapy sessions.
(805) 500-7796 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Rachel B Aarons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD
Verified
I specialize in helping people move out of stuck places, heal past trauma, and change destructive behavior patterns. I am a certified EMDR therapist and use the Early Trauma Protocol for early abuse, neglect and adoption. I work with the unconscious mind to bring about deep lasting change using one of the fastest processing methods available today. We will work on the level of both the conscious AND the unconscious mind so that the changes you make will be solid and long-lasting. Together we can make your life what you want it to be.
(805) 667-0783 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Eric Nelson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Life can be incredibly painful, and at times we can find ourselves confused, lost, anxious, and seemingly alone. We cannot have a pain-free life, but there are ways of managing the issues in our lives that help us be more present, connected to our values, and fulfilled in that which we do. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or trauma, there are ways to respond to these so that we can move back toward the lives that we want to lead.
(805) 330-3658 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
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Anne A Parkford
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, irritable or sad? Are you having difficulty in your relationships at home or at work? You don't have to go through this alone. We can often struggle in a life situation or circumstance and just feel stuck. What I know is that it is almost always possible to feel better and gain clearer insights into what makes us happy and what gets in our way. My approach in therapy is both humanistic and psychodynamic, with the core principles of mindfulness and self-compassion at the heart of my practice.
(661) 241-0967 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Kathryn LePage
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
If you are facing a difficult transition in your relationship, depression, addiction, trauma, or simply wanting to increase your life's potential, contact me with questions concerning psychotherapy. Addressing the presenting problem, we will identify past memories, present behavior and emotions, and their impact on living a creative life. By engaging your imagination, we gain access to your hidden potential, hindered by negative belief patterns. Together we will transform your life's most difficult challenges, develop the courage to attain solutions, and create opportunities to live more passionately.
(805) 409-8549 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Asha Wilkus-Stone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Life does not proceed as we each envision it. It can be unexpected, messy, complicated, disappointing, tragic, and challenging. In countless ways we strive and struggle. We can feel ourselves to be adrift. Yet we are connected, radically interdependent. Even so, we all have our own perspectives on life and our struggles. We each are tethered to our environment, our social roles, cultural identities, interpersonal, historical, professional experiences, and so on. Through exploring this web, and the various vantage points that the web offers, a unique therapeutic process emerges for each person.
(805) 243-3368 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Susan Farber, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA
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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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.