Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA

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Jacqueline Robertson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
When our past is haunting our present, it is an opportunity to explore unresolved pain, grief, sadness and anger that we may not have been able to express as children. I believe that becoming a whole person involves identifying, retrieving and integrating lost parts of our self. My intention is to guide clients to discover the healing they seek through gentle curiosity, practical exercises and nervous system rewiring. My primary areas of focus include: grief & loss, relationships, self-worth, women's work, and unresolved early childhood attachment trauma.
(805) 991-0685 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Jenaii Gold Ph.D., MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Psychotherapy is a path to understanding the Self. My background is in family systems and Jungian psychology. I work with individuals around issues of anxiety, depression, creativity, and trauma. Depth therapy often includes work with dreams, art, and sandplay. In addition, I use EMDR for trauma when addressing issues of PTSD. I specialize in sexual abuse with both adults and children as well as other kinds of trauma. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultures and orientations.As a supervisor for 25 years, I enjoy working with interns on their way to licensure. Buddhist mindfulness practice informs my life and work.
(707) 927-1372 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Tiff Thompson -Neurofield Neurotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, BCN, QEEG-D, REEGT, MFT
Verified
Sometimes you need something more than "talking it through" with a therapist. At the Neurofield clinic, I've helped people overcome seemingly impossible problems by blending neuroscience technology with the art of psychotherapy. Neurotherapy can dramatically speed up your progress towards the life you want. I run this practice with my husband, together we train clinicians in the cutting edge field of clinically-applied neuromodulation. Our neurotherapeutic hardware, strategies & techniques have been adopted by clinicians worldwide because they are highly effective. Watch this video to see how it works: https://youtu.be/KX3VqbZ53tA
(805) 590-5813 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Sharon L Rapp
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I practice Positive Psychology, the study of what makes life worth living. Things that are good in life are every bit as important and genuine as what is bad. What is good isn’t simply the absence of problems, but is something that exists in its own right. Good isn’t the reverse or reciprocal of disorder, but stands on its own and requires its own explanation. We can look at the positive aspects of life and help an individual develop a balanced view of their circumstances and how they plan to address the issue(s) they are facing.
(805) 324-6690 
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Brianne Billups Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, PMH-C
Verified
You feel filled with resentment and wonder when you became this angry. You have a hard time expressing how you feel because you hate upsetting others or disrupting the balance. You have always been so good at shouldering the burden and just doing what needs to be done anyway. But lately you realize that you are suffering so much that you can't continue to take care of everyone else and also care for yourself. This has impacted your relationships and maybe also your sex life. You have a hard time connecting with pleasure, joy, and fun when you have so much responsibility and so many people depend on you.
(805) 399-7016 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Shennie Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Congratulations on taking initiative towards embarking on your therapeutic journey! I provide a safe place for you to take those first steps toward healing and change. Your experience in therapy will be tailored to your needs, as we all experience life differently. As we work together to discover a deeper understanding of you and your patterns, you will be seen, heard, understood and supported. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based, fostering an environment where you can be open, honest and vulnerable. This can in turn influence your relationship with self and others, creating change and growth in a positive direction.
(805) 219-7304 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Joan Willicombe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Change happens all the time, big and small. Sometimes it's unexpected , and sometimes you make it happen. It can be challenging, exciting, and worth living for; at the same time, it can be scary and upsetting. Losing everyday predictability can lead to uncomfortable feelings. And yet, we're always growing and moving from one set of challenges to another; from child to adult to parent; from family life to an empty nest or being alone; from one job to another, or from active career to retirement; from being single to being committed to another, or from commitment to independence.
(805) 619-5684 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Bobby Kornhandler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you and your partner fighting more? Do you feel distant and disconnected, lonely and truly concerned about the state of your partnership? Has infidelity got you feeling angry, depressed or anxious and is this getting in the way of your daily life, depriving you of any joy and happiness? It's time to reach out and get some professional help because trying to figure out these kinds of difficulties can be a daunting task when undertaken alone or when trying to clear out the cobwebs that make resolving partnership issues feel insurmountable. Get the help you need...now!
(805) 380-3063 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Lisa Conn Akoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful, unfulfilled, or going through a life transition? You're not alone...we all have to face life's challenges! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear, or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships, & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
(805) 719-7406 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Nancy R Belknap
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS-CAD, CCAPP, ACRPS
Verified
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy Belknap has over 19 years of practice and experience to provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, anger and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
(805) 434-6217 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Litsa Bradford, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Do you see your own issues, but can't seem to think or "will" yourself into more productive behavior? Perhaps you have a wonderful mate and family, but you are stuck in the same old arguments and frustrations, and you know your family's communication could be better. Maybe you feel angry, or sad, and you just don't know why. Perhaps you are hoping to come to terms with something very unfortunate that has happened to you, either recently or long ago. If you want to feel better about yourself and others, you have come to the right place.
(626) 709-3064 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Sandra Vigon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
We are born with seeds of promise and life potential. However, life also comes with experiences and emotional trauma that can damage, block or inhibit that potential. The results of which can take forms such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, vulnerability to abuse and relationship issues etc.. These struggles can be debilitating, soul destroying and often isolating. I am British born and have been in private practice as an analytically trained Jungian Psychotherapist for over thirty years. The Jungian depth perspective seeks to get to the root cause of your suffering and help create a connection to inner resources.
(805) 243-0776 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Katy Gaddess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
As a former social worker and mental health clinician for 20 years I witnessed families going through extreme circumstances of mental illness, addiction, abuse, children with serious emotional and behavioral problems at home and school, and complex custody cases through the court system. This experience taught me the importance of the therapeutic relationship, building safety and trust, open communication, working with people where they are at, and empathy. I believe it is through this process of being seen, heard, feeling valued and safe that the healing process can begin.
(415) 630-2116 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Alia Aizenstat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I help individuals, couples, families and youth deepen and grow in their relationships to thrive emotionally, physically and mentally. I have specialized and work with anxiety, depression, EMDR, internet addiction, relationships, dream work, body image, mindfulness and improving self-esteem. l design a therapy program to meet your wellness goals. I’m passionate about my work and strive to help clients achieve greater peace, satisfaction, and connection in their relationships and lives.
(805) 324-6026 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Solutions in Parenting/Kristi Miller, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
People tend to find me at some point on their journey when they need calm and direct guidance. They are usually in a time of deep pain and confusion, whether they are divorcing, watching their teens struggle, trying to blend a family, feeling utterly depressed and lost, struggling in junior high or high school or figuring out college.
(805) 335-6958 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Allycia Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
(510) 674-1117 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Johni Hull
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work primarily with children, teens, young adults, and families in crisis. My goal is to help teens and young adults better manage the growing pains associated with life transitions and avoid the pitfalls of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm, and other unhealthy coping skills.
(805) 243-3616 
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Pauline Yeghnazar Peck
Psychologist, MA, MMFT, PhD, CYT
Verified
You are smart, hardworking, and psychologically-minded. Your wellbeing is important to you and objectively, most things in your life are going well. Yet, feelings of anxiety, sadness, loss, emptiness, or disappointment gnaw at you. From time to time, you think about your past, from your adolescence to relationships and choices. These things aren’t directly related to your life now so you wonder why they come up at all but you cannot reconcile them. Because you are busy with work, family, and staying connecting, these emotional blips get lost. You don’t make time to reflect and feel. You just keep plugging along … until next time.
(805) 243-1445 
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Downtown
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 Downtown, 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 Downtown, 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 Downtown, Santa Barbara, or Child Psychologists in Downtown, Santa Barbara.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Downtown, 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 Downtown, 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.