Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, #107559 Verified
Verified
It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the flashlight.
(805) 693-4160
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It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the flashlight.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counselor at Santa Barbara City College, El Camino Elementary School, and the Center of Successful Aging. Within these populations, the need for the most support has been with anxiety, depression, relational issues and life transitions. My own life experiences have helped inform my practice and deepen my understanding of the challenges that accompany complicated life transitions - specifically grief, loss, trauma and stigma.
(805) 312-7224
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In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counselor at Santa Barbara City College, El Camino Elementary School, and the Center of Successful Aging. Within these populations, the need for the most support has been with anxiety, depression, relational issues and life transitions. My own life experiences have helped inform my practice and deepen my understanding of the challenges that accompany complicated life transitions - specifically grief, loss, trauma and stigma.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Are you in the midst of a personal crisis or a life transition? Do you know you need to make changes in your life? Psychotherapy is a supportive, confidential way to approach these issues. An initial appointment will assess your concerns and develop recommendations to best meet your needs.
(805) 246-7623 x1
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Are you in the midst of a personal crisis or a life transition? Do you know you need to make changes in your life? Psychotherapy is a supportive, confidential way to approach these issues. An initial appointment will assess your concerns and develop recommendations to best meet your needs.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
The heart of my work is helping people in their 20s and 30s who want to restore healing, peace, and balance to their lives. I take a collaborative, practical, and compassionate approach and empower you to recognize and utilize your strengths as a means of moving through fear, sadness, and insecurities. My aim is to support you as you move toward increased healing and wholeness in your life. While I focus primarily on Millennials and Highly Sensitive People, my practice is open to all ages and genders as well as all cultures and sexualities.
(805) 351-4506
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The heart of my work is helping people in their 20s and 30s who want to restore healing, peace, and balance to their lives. I take a collaborative, practical, and compassionate approach and empower you to recognize and utilize your strengths as a means of moving through fear, sadness, and insecurities. My aim is to support you as you move toward increased healing and wholeness in your life. While I focus primarily on Millennials and Highly Sensitive People, my practice is open to all ages and genders as well as all cultures and sexualities.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome! I would love to connect with you as you navigate your life and explore your needs in therapy.
(805) 324-7690
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Hello and welcome! I would love to connect with you as you navigate your life and explore your needs in therapy.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Life inevitably brings challenges that affect our sense of well being and create strain in important relationships. Sometimes this can lead to just feeling "off" or incomplete or distressed about not being able to make sense of it all. Sometimes repetitive patterns of thinking and feeling can leave us feeling stuck and blocked. I believe psychotherapy offers a helpful and meaningful opportunity for sorting through these difficulties and identifying sources of strength and greater fulfillment. I know it can be difficult to reach out for help - I would be honored to talk with you if you are considering taking this first step.
(805) 250-4448
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Life inevitably brings challenges that affect our sense of well being and create strain in important relationships. Sometimes this can lead to just feeling "off" or incomplete or distressed about not being able to make sense of it all. Sometimes repetitive patterns of thinking and feeling can leave us feeling stuck and blocked. I believe psychotherapy offers a helpful and meaningful opportunity for sorting through these difficulties and identifying sources of strength and greater fulfillment. I know it can be difficult to reach out for help - I would be honored to talk with you if you are considering taking this first step.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW Verified
Verified
I have a broad based of experience in mental health. I believe I have significantly helped people with PTSD, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Couples' Difficulties, Adolescents, Grief Issues, Communication Difficulties and Identity Issues. For more information visit: www.santabarbara-therapy.com
(805) 465-6393
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I have a broad based of experience in mental health. I believe I have significantly helped people with PTSD, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Couples' Difficulties, Adolescents, Grief Issues, Communication Difficulties and Identity Issues. For more information visit: www.santabarbara-therapy.com
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Our team at Anxiety Experts is highly specialized in treating anxiety, panic, OCD and dysfunctional eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) called Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP). We have helped hundreds of adults and children permanently master their fears, either face-to-face or on live video!
(805) 335-6950
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Our team at Anxiety Experts is highly specialized in treating anxiety, panic, OCD and dysfunctional eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) called Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP). We have helped hundreds of adults and children permanently master their fears, either face-to-face or on live video!
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I am well versed in working with several unique populations. I have experience with children and adolescents, adults, military/veterans, and trauma. I utilize a nonjudgmental approach and unconditional positive regard. I incorporate coping skills to assist with decreasing levels of distress. I offer psychological and neuropsychological testing services as well.
(805) 973-0884
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I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I am well versed in working with several unique populations. I have experience with children and adolescents, adults, military/veterans, and trauma. I utilize a nonjudgmental approach and unconditional positive regard. I incorporate coping skills to assist with decreasing levels of distress. I offer psychological and neuropsychological testing services as well.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
I STAND WITH THE BLM MOVEMENT. A PORTION OF YOUR FEE GOES TOWARDS SOCIAL JUSTICE! The relationship to ourself is the foundation of all our relationships. Let's begin with you. Do you act in ways that don't get you the result you want? ? Do you wish you just knew how to be a good partner? I can help you to love better. Together we inquire into what holds you back from fully opening your heart. Maybe there is possible unresolved trauma holding you back? Let's create a relationship template that supports what you both truly want. It's best to come as a couple. If that is not possible, come by yourself.
(805) 372-1094
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I STAND WITH THE BLM MOVEMENT. A PORTION OF YOUR FEE GOES TOWARDS SOCIAL JUSTICE! The relationship to ourself is the foundation of all our relationships. Let's begin with you. Do you act in ways that don't get you the result you want? ? Do you wish you just knew how to be a good partner? I can help you to love better. Together we inquire into what holds you back from fully opening your heart. Maybe there is possible unresolved trauma holding you back? Let's create a relationship template that supports what you both truly want. It's best to come as a couple. If that is not possible, come by yourself.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, M.S., LMFT Verified
Verified
Are you feeling lost or empty? Are your fears or insecurities keeping you from living your life at your fullest potential? Are old scars or traumas impacting your ability to accept yourself or your relationships? My goal is to help you understand the underlying issues causing you distress, limitations, and dissatisfaction in your life. In a warm safe environment, I guide you to heal any past traumas, deal with the current problem, and help you develop healthier ways of coping. I believe we all have the capacity to become our best selves and live a life full of joy and fulfillment. www.vanezavillagomezlmft.com
(805) 308-6480
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Are you feeling lost or empty? Are your fears or insecurities keeping you from living your life at your fullest potential? Are old scars or traumas impacting your ability to accept yourself or your relationships? My goal is to help you understand the underlying issues causing you distress, limitations, and dissatisfaction in your life. In a warm safe environment, I guide you to heal any past traumas, deal with the current problem, and help you develop healthier ways of coping. I believe we all have the capacity to become our best selves and live a life full of joy and fulfillment. www.vanezavillagomezlmft.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
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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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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
I am a Medicare provider and specialize in working with adults and elderly patients. I do home and facility visits for elderly clients who cannot get to office visits. I provide therapy for clients dealing with anxiety, stress, grief, loneliness and end of life issues. During the Shelter In Place orders, I am providing confidential telehealth sessions with HIPAA compliant online service, easy to use Doxy.me
(805) 335-6949
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I am a Medicare provider and specialize in working with adults and elderly patients. I do home and facility visits for elderly clients who cannot get to office visits. I provide therapy for clients dealing with anxiety, stress, grief, loneliness and end of life issues. During the Shelter In Place orders, I am providing confidential telehealth sessions with HIPAA compliant online service, easy to use Doxy.me
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR - Crisis Responder to mass critical incidents. ONLINE THERAPY. Do you want to be happier, more satisfied, or feel better? As a therapist with over 22 years experience, I have supported clients in healing through change and personal growth. I offer a safe, confidential environment to explore emotional patterns that may be preventing clients from living up to their fullest potential. CERTIFIED GOTTMAN COUPLES THERAPIST. Experienced Rover Therapist at the Art & Science of Love Workshops facilitated by Doctors John and Julie Gottman. COMPREHENSIVE COUPLES ASSESSMENTS - VIDEO SESSIONS AVAILABLE.
(805) 883-6199
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CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR - Crisis Responder to mass critical incidents. ONLINE THERAPY. Do you want to be happier, more satisfied, or feel better? As a therapist with over 22 years experience, I have supported clients in healing through change and personal growth. I offer a safe, confidential environment to explore emotional patterns that may be preventing clients from living up to their fullest potential. CERTIFIED GOTTMAN COUPLES THERAPIST. Experienced Rover Therapist at the Art & Science of Love Workshops facilitated by Doctors John and Julie Gottman. COMPREHENSIVE COUPLES ASSESSMENTS - VIDEO SESSIONS AVAILABLE.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, families and young adults. I believe that one of the most powerful aspects of the therapy process is the relationship between the therapist and client, the therapeutic relationship. our work together needs to be collaborative so that you feel both supported and safe. To achieve this I will adjust my style in order to best fit your needs and help you reach your counseling goals. I invite and encourage you to ask questions about your session. I honor your inquisitiveness about your own process.
(805) 266-7660
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I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, families and young adults. I believe that one of the most powerful aspects of the therapy process is the relationship between the therapist and client, the therapeutic relationship. our work together needs to be collaborative so that you feel both supported and safe. To achieve this I will adjust my style in order to best fit your needs and help you reach your counseling goals. I invite and encourage you to ask questions about your session. I honor your inquisitiveness about your own process.
Photo of Eric Kenneth Kruger, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
NOTE: Currently, my practice is limited to seeing individuals on Saturdays only. I look forward helping you find more effective ways of dealing with the conflicts and changes of everyday life. If you struggle with unhealthy coping strategies such as dependency on substances/behaviors, seem to repeat the same self-defeating patterns in relationships, have difficulty managing intense, overwhelming feelings or often feel misunderstood while trying to communicate, I can help you alter underlying patterns and develop tools that lead to enduring change.
(805) 416-1767
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NOTE: Currently, my practice is limited to seeing individuals on Saturdays only. I look forward helping you find more effective ways of dealing with the conflicts and changes of everyday life. If you struggle with unhealthy coping strategies such as dependency on substances/behaviors, seem to repeat the same self-defeating patterns in relationships, have difficulty managing intense, overwhelming feelings or often feel misunderstood while trying to communicate, I can help you alter underlying patterns and develop tools that lead to enduring change.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended.
(805) 413-4895
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Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR-II, RYT Verified
Verified
Life can lead us down some pretty confusing paths sometimes, leaving us feeling crazy, unsettled, and totally lost. You don't have to feel like this forever. I work with individuals, couples, and teens who are really going through it - anxiety, panic and stress, relationship issues, PTSD, and unresolved issues that continue to impact current life. Many of my clients are insightful, curious, growth-oriented people who are seeking something beyond traditional therapy. My focus is on helping you to *UN*learn all the crap you've taken on over the years that is weighing you down and freeing up whatever it is that seems to be stuck.
(310) 935-3665
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Life can lead us down some pretty confusing paths sometimes, leaving us feeling crazy, unsettled, and totally lost. You don't have to feel like this forever. I work with individuals, couples, and teens who are really going through it - anxiety, panic and stress, relationship issues, PTSD, and unresolved issues that continue to impact current life. Many of my clients are insightful, curious, growth-oriented people who are seeking something beyond traditional therapy. My focus is on helping you to *UN*learn all the crap you've taken on over the years that is weighing you down and freeing up whatever it is that seems to be stuck.
Photo of Susan Diane Whitmore, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
I am an MFT therapist and have been in practice for 28 years. Helping people is my passion! I genuinely enjoy facilitating change within my clients towards better habits in coping with all of life's various obstacles. I have experience with children and adolescents as well as adults and seniors. My method for helping people is safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I believe in empowering my clients to create long lasting positive change.
(805) 979-2015
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I am an MFT therapist and have been in practice for 28 years. Helping people is my passion! I genuinely enjoy facilitating change within my clients towards better habits in coping with all of life's various obstacles. I have experience with children and adolescents as well as adults and seniors. My method for helping people is safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I believe in empowering my clients to create long lasting positive change.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Hello! I'm glad you're here. Finding helpers and tools to help guide us in our lives is an act of courage. Right now you may be feeling a lot of stress and wondering how you can cope with, or change, your predicament or situation. Maybe you've tried some things and need more ideas. Or it's become a marathon and you're tired of working with it on your own. I can help.
(805) 628-4924
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Hello! I'm glad you're here. Finding helpers and tools to help guide us in our lives is an act of courage. Right now you may be feeling a lot of stress and wondering how you can cope with, or change, your predicament or situation. Maybe you've tried some things and need more ideas. Or it's become a marathon and you're tired of working with it on your own. I can help.

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