Diana M Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
There are expereinces in our lives that leave us feeling disconnected and ill at ease. Feeling misunderstood in our realtionships can be painful and confusing. Psychotherapy provides the oppertunity for self discovery and understanding. A safe environment to explore our thougths and feelings and make sense of our emotions. Resulting in increased self understanding and compassion. This experience is the basis for developing positive relationships in other areas of your life. Each of us wants to connect with family members, friends and co-workers in a meaningful way, leaving us feeling understood and accepted.
(805) 324-6684
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There are expereinces in our lives that leave us feeling disconnected and ill at ease. Feeling misunderstood in our realtionships can be painful and confusing. Psychotherapy provides the oppertunity for self discovery and understanding. A safe environment to explore our thougths and feelings and make sense of our emotions. Resulting in increased self understanding and compassion. This experience is the basis for developing positive relationships in other areas of your life. Each of us wants to connect with family members, friends and co-workers in a meaningful way, leaving us feeling understood and accepted.
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Aeron Hart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Verified
I tend to work well with individuals that feel deeply, are highly sensitive to their environment, empathic, and who struggle to connect with themselves and their own needs, often putting others first. Someone interested in re-routing some of their mental energy toward the process of self-attunement, mindful awareness, and self-love, would be a wonderful candidate for my style of work. I insist whenever possible in laughing with my clients, and showing love and care in the way I listen actively, and share my energy with those I support.
(805) 335-6796
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I tend to work well with individuals that feel deeply, are highly sensitive to their environment, empathic, and who struggle to connect with themselves and their own needs, often putting others first. Someone interested in re-routing some of their mental energy toward the process of self-attunement, mindful awareness, and self-love, would be a wonderful candidate for my style of work. I insist whenever possible in laughing with my clients, and showing love and care in the way I listen actively, and share my energy with those I support.
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Denny Rea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
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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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."
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Claudia D Crawford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with couples & individuals: *With couples,I focus our work within a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication and differentiation leading to deepened emotional intimacy; *With those experiencing life transitions, we explore the impact on us as individuals & on our relationships; *In navigating depression, life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles I provide the opportunity to challenge & ability to realize your potential *Teaching communication skills, the focus is to make the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self. *I offer DBT for individuals/groups to develop the ability to regulate emotions.
(805) 214-8975
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As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with couples & individuals: *With couples,I focus our work within a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication and differentiation leading to deepened emotional intimacy; *With those experiencing life transitions, we explore the impact on us as individuals & on our relationships; *In navigating depression, life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles I provide the opportunity to challenge & ability to realize your potential *Teaching communication skills, the focus is to make the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self. *I offer DBT for individuals/groups to develop the ability to regulate emotions.
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Allycia Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
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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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.
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Katy Gaddess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
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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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.
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Claire Blakey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Finding a therapist can be a hard endeavor. You’re looking for someone you can open up to, trust and share in some of the most painful and most intimate parts of your life. It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out, and finding someone you can trust to open up to is a big piece in if therapy will work for you. If you’re browsing psychology today, you are probably looking for a caring face and a professional you can trust to navigate this season in life with. I’d be honored to join you on this journey.
(805) 335-6807
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Finding a therapist can be a hard endeavor. You’re looking for someone you can open up to, trust and share in some of the most painful and most intimate parts of your life. It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out, and finding someone you can trust to open up to is a big piece in if therapy will work for you. If you’re browsing psychology today, you are probably looking for a caring face and a professional you can trust to navigate this season in life with. I’d be honored to join you on this journey.
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Jill A Frandsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
There may be times in your life when something happens and you feel overwhelmed. It may be a series of small things or it could be something bigger. Perhaps you are just at the point when you are ready to let go of something from your past that triggers you or holds you back. It could be that you are very focused on success and need some extra support. It could be that your child or loved one needs support. Short term focused therapy may be able to help.
(805) 335-6982
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There may be times in your life when something happens and you feel overwhelmed. It may be a series of small things or it could be something bigger. Perhaps you are just at the point when you are ready to let go of something from your past that triggers you or holds you back. It could be that you are very focused on success and need some extra support. It could be that your child or loved one needs support. Short term focused therapy may be able to help.
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Couple Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS + affordable couples' group. WE ARE RELATIONSHIP SPECIALISTS with fifty-years’ combined experience, married and passionately in-love. We love teaching other committed couples how to stop fighting and how to enjoy the relationship of their dreams. We ourselves once fought a lot! Though we know a wide spectrum of therapy tools, our most powerful is our signature system, the Couple CODE, which has performed miracles for us and for our committed clients! Usually we work together, but also see clients 1:1. I also supervise therapists. We have authored two books on our work to be published soon. see Couple-CODE.com
(805) 335-6801
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OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS + affordable couples' group. WE ARE RELATIONSHIP SPECIALISTS with fifty-years’ combined experience, married and passionately in-love. We love teaching other committed couples how to stop fighting and how to enjoy the relationship of their dreams. We ourselves once fought a lot! Though we know a wide spectrum of therapy tools, our most powerful is our signature system, the Couple CODE, which has performed miracles for us and for our committed clients! Usually we work together, but also see clients 1:1. I also supervise therapists. We have authored two books on our work to be published soon. see Couple-CODE.com
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Natasha Hause
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
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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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).
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Gina Grujovski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Exploring childhood experiences will aid your ability to cultivate healthier adult relationships. Together, we will identify patterns and coping skills and adjust accordingly, based on what you desire for yourself and your relationships. Desiring more balance in your life? Do you carry pain from a loss or abusive experiences? Are you affected by addictive behavior? Anxiety, depression, and substance use are often symptoms of life's challenges.
(805) 623-0929
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Exploring childhood experiences will aid your ability to cultivate healthier adult relationships. Together, we will identify patterns and coping skills and adjust accordingly, based on what you desire for yourself and your relationships. Desiring more balance in your life? Do you carry pain from a loss or abusive experiences? Are you affected by addictive behavior? Anxiety, depression, and substance use are often symptoms of life's challenges.
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Jose Rojo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is relational. I believe the problems that lead people to therapy are often interpersonal in nature and I see the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent of change. I endeavor to create with my clients a relationship that does not repeat the problematic relational patterns that led them to therapy. I use the therapeutic relationship to show clients that different and more satisfying interpersonal outcomes are possible. I also draw upon an existential approach to help clients accept responsibility for their role in creating themselves, their relationships and their experiential world.
(805) 380-3163
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My approach to therapy is relational. I believe the problems that lead people to therapy are often interpersonal in nature and I see the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent of change. I endeavor to create with my clients a relationship that does not repeat the problematic relational patterns that led them to therapy. I use the therapeutic relationship to show clients that different and more satisfying interpersonal outcomes are possible. I also draw upon an existential approach to help clients accept responsibility for their role in creating themselves, their relationships and their experiential world.
Brandi Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPT, CPC Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Brandi. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Communication Skills for generalized anxiety and substance abuse. In addition, I work with couples and families affected by mood disorders or the use of substances by one or multiple family members. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models in an effort to help clients meet their goals and ultimately improve their lives. I aim to help others live a life free of obstacles experienced because of mood disturbances and substances, offering a life of more happiness and fulfillment.
(310) 340-1029
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Hi, my name is Brandi. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Communication Skills for generalized anxiety and substance abuse. In addition, I work with couples and families affected by mood disorders or the use of substances by one or multiple family members. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models in an effort to help clients meet their goals and ultimately improve their lives. I aim to help others live a life free of obstacles experienced because of mood disturbances and substances, offering a life of more happiness and fulfillment.
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Sheryl Chase
Psychologist, PhD Verified
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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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.
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Lisa Aronson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker and clinical child psychologist. I provide individual psychotherapy, consultation and support for adults, adolescents, the elderly and parents of young children. I work with individuals and families seeking psychosocial support, relief of distress and improvement of well-being. I consult to teachers, lawyers, non-profits and clinics regarding youth mental health. English is my mother tongue; Spanish is my secondary language ability.
(805) 398-6006
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I am a licensed clinical social worker and clinical child psychologist. I provide individual psychotherapy, consultation and support for adults, adolescents, the elderly and parents of young children. I work with individuals and families seeking psychosocial support, relief of distress and improvement of well-being. I consult to teachers, lawyers, non-profits and clinics regarding youth mental health. English is my mother tongue; Spanish is my secondary language ability.
Heather Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Do you feel anxious, fearful, or frustrated even though outwardly you don't let it show? Does the inconsistency of your outer world and inner world gnaw at your sense of worth and joy? Are you overwhelmed when you try to figure out what you can do to find some happiness? You truly do not have to continue feeling this way. A part of you knows that and your hope is evident, because you have already made the first step in creating life change by arriving here! With proper support, you can find relief. I can help you find the courage and cultivate skills to become fully engaged in your life, self identify and communicate your desires.
(805) 243-1509
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Do you feel anxious, fearful, or frustrated even though outwardly you don't let it show? Does the inconsistency of your outer world and inner world gnaw at your sense of worth and joy? Are you overwhelmed when you try to figure out what you can do to find some happiness? You truly do not have to continue feeling this way. A part of you knows that and your hope is evident, because you have already made the first step in creating life change by arriving here! With proper support, you can find relief. I can help you find the courage and cultivate skills to become fully engaged in your life, self identify and communicate your desires.
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Tara A Burnley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
My therapeutic lens is psychodynamic, family systems with Cog B techniques. I work with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals. I have experience working with trauma, abuse, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other childhood emotional disorders.
(805) 669-9578
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My therapeutic lens is psychodynamic, family systems with Cog B techniques. I work with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals. I have experience working with trauma, abuse, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other childhood emotional disorders.
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Whitney Bell Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
I’m looking forward to meeting you and supporting you to develop a deeper and stronger sense of self, as well as more vital and authentic relationships with others.
(805) 600-5014
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I’m looking forward to meeting you and supporting you to develop a deeper and stronger sense of self, as well as more vital and authentic relationships with others.
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Wendy Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
My couples clients are very brave because they want to do what it takes to change. We practice kindness and truth, compassion and accountability.I am a relationship coach and therapist. I have been working with couples for 35 years. I now work a model, Relational Life Therapy, that is new, cutting edge, powerful and effective. I offer an intensive, brief therapy program, focusing on individual and relational attitudes and behaviors.trained to do this I use in office, ZOOM, or Skype for long-distance clients. . This program is an investment for the life of your marriage.
(805) 246-7446
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My couples clients are very brave because they want to do what it takes to change. We practice kindness and truth, compassion and accountability.I am a relationship coach and therapist. I have been working with couples for 35 years. I now work a model, Relational Life Therapy, that is new, cutting edge, powerful and effective. I offer an intensive, brief therapy program, focusing on individual and relational attitudes and behaviors.trained to do this I use in office, ZOOM, or Skype for long-distance clients. . This program is an investment for the life of your marriage.
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Linda Hatch PhD
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT Verified
Verified
My practice is limited to the treatment of those experiencing addictive sexual behavior of any kind. I will also treat those who are partners or spouses of sex addicts. For further information please see my web page at: www.sexaddictionscounseling.com.
(805) 409-8482
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My practice is limited to the treatment of those experiencing addictive sexual behavior of any kind. I will also treat those who are partners or spouses of sex addicts. For further information please see my web page at: www.sexaddictionscounseling.com.

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Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Downtown, Santa Barbara. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Downtown, Santa Barbara you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara or family therapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way'. A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different techniques depending on the one that works best for you. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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