Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA

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Silla Siebert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My clients present with mild-severe anxiety/depression, most often caused by trauma, grief/loss, emotional pain from attachment trauma experienced in childhood, due to various family dysfunctions. Most feel isolated, lonely and confused in their struggles, often ashamed that they cannot cope and too fearful to ask for help. Reaching out is a courageous step, and my clients seek to find relief from overwhelming emotions, to tell their story, be heard, seen, validated and understood from their perspective. In our sessions they improve awareness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and coping through insight and renewed clarity.
(805) 303-8219
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Marisol Murillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I help folks seeking relief from emotional suffering, wanting to change mental/behavioral patterns, or wanting to feel more empowered. I meet them where they are and guide with a balance of compassion and motivation toward progress. I teach skills that are effective, and assist them to think outside the box of mainstream culture & pressures to find their own answers. Contact me to ask about starting your healing process. It’s an honor to serve those seeking change. Ages 3 to elderly, Diversity/Multiculturally sensitive, Decolonization focus also available.
(805) 222-6185
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Bren J Fraser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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Stephanie Pawlowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Verified
A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully.
(805) 324-6675
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Linda S Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS
Verified
Verified
I have over 25 years of experience in the field, specializing in the clinical treatment of eating disorders, child abuse, depression, anxiety, individual counseling, family and marriage counseling, and adolescent issues. I am also the Founder and Clinical Director of The Eating Disorder Center of Santa Barbara, LLC.
(805) 918-4815
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Makenna Lilya
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Starting therapy can sometimes feel daunting. I am here to get to know you and support you through the highs, lows, and everything in between! Through my experiences in graduate school and into licensure, I have put my energy towards developing my skills and passion for working with families, children, individuals, and parents through a multitude of needs and diagnoses.I have worked extensively with children, families, teens, and young adults, and am certified in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
(805) 219-7087
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Individual & Couple Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you extremely successful in the world and in your career, yet feel like something on the inside is missing? Do you experience bouts of discontent, frustration, even loneliness? Perhaps you have spent years building a business that you are genuinely proud of but your relationships have suffered - with a spouse, children, family and, most importantly, with yourself. I am passionate about working with uncommonly gifted people who are willing to take a leap, to explore their own rich, mysterious inner world and develop more intimate and meaningful relationships. Would you like greater access to your true inner gifts and strengths?
(805) 335-6801
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Geramy Quarto
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Want to see a change in how you been living to how you dream you could be living with significant results usually within 30-90 days? I have discovered over the past 20 years that coaching is one of the most effective and expedient ways to allow that change to happen. As a longtime, fully experienced Life Coach and Executive Leadership Coach, I have moved my practice to an action driven, outcome based coaching practice for anyone seeking change, transformation and executive leadership skills.
(805) 323-9550
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Tara Elise Schlener
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Every person is unique, and what one needs to heal and feel whole is also unique. I see each of my clients as the individuals that they are, and work with them using the method and process best for their healing and personal growth. Therapy is a process where alchemy can occur; together we can allow for this process, and the healing begins here. I use a Client Centered approach and integrate Family Systems, Dreamwork, EMDR, play therapy, and some astrology if the client requests this.
(805) 774-1574
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Julian Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Most clients I see are young adults who are developing their wings and beginning to take flight in the world. They want to grab life by the horns, but either were not given the tools to thrive, or adopted faulty ways of operating through their upbringing. They want to live a full, vibrant life, and become the person they were supposed to be. Sometimes they just need someone to believe in them, to see the best in them, and to believe that they possess all of the necessary innate qualities to lead a successful life. Sometimes they just need a space to be seen for exactly who they are, as they are.
(805) 793-1738
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ryan George
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, SEP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying.
(805) 395-4533
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ginger Swanson
Psychologist, PhD, CHT
I provide a safe and caring relationship. With trust as our foundation, together we explore what is calling for clarity, change, or comfort. I help you to identify and disengage from old destructive patterns, habits, and beliefs. I also help you to find and anchor new ways of being your authentic and joyful self in the world. If we are in harmony with ourselves we are much better equipped to foster healthy relationships with others. I help you get beneath anxiety, sadness, guilt, and shame to feeling honor, respect, and love--starting with yourself.
(805) 410-1769
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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 appreciate differences and have a deep regard for diversity and the challenges therein. I focus on helping to identify inherent strengths and work to build upon those. Being down to earth, I work well with adolescents and young adults. I am trained in EMDR and EFT and am well versed in 12 step support. I also use the Medicine Wheel paradigm with assessments. My pup Shugah comes to work too. Mahalo
(805) 317-7753
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Monica Stoker
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, EMDR
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Today you are one step closer to a new you, where you feel encouraged and strengthened as you make your way on a positive path to growth and well-being. I focus on counseling and therapies that produce long-term health by helping clients identify and resolve the emotional, mental, spiritual, relational, and physical root causes of the pain in their lives, while attending to their immediate concerns. It is my hope that we create a safe environment for honest sharing to gain perspective and growth.
(805) 403-9111
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Joseph 'greg' de Roulhac
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise include addiction and recovery, mental illness, relationship issues, depression, trauma, anxiety, and older adults. I provide a compassionate, supportive, collaborative counseling environment to assist individuals and couples in working through challenging life issues.
(805) 618-2443
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dr. Deborah Smilovitz Foster
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
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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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Mary Ann Evans
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I welcome you to walk with me on a journey of healing and thriving if you seek harmony, peace, resilience and yes joy, in the face of life's adversities. Those who are experiencing life stresses/trauma resulting in anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges are most welcome for psychotherapy. We work together utilizing various treatments such as mindfulness, cognitive therapy and the underlying biological reactions to stress in order to help you thrive. I also offer evaluations of learning and brain functions and give life changing recommendations. The collaborative work with horses is especially powerful.
(805) 410-9334
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Jill T Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
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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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Irene Kokatay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
During these challenging times, it may be a good time to reach out for therapy if you are experiencing anxiety, trauma, stress, depression, grief, or other symptoms, or if you want to use this time as an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. I offer therapy techniques such as EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Somatic Psychotherapy, and others. I wish you well!
(805) 467-7182
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the United States, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

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What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.