Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA

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Dr. Aubrey Toole
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My approach is warm, compassion-focused, and tailored to each individual, integrating acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive -behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy skills, and interpersonal interventions, as well as mindfulness and self-compassion.
I aim to help my clients identify the obstacles standing in the way of living a more full and meaningful life that is in line with their deepest values. I team up with my clients to address a range of issues that might be keeping them stuck, including eating and body image concerns, anxiety, perfectionism, and shame. I also accompany people navigating life transitions and identity exploration, and I enjoy supporting and guiding parents and partners of folks with eating disorders in caring for their loved one and themselves. Lastly, I specialize in treating athletes with eating disorders and other mental health concerns.
(805) 301-9732
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Brooke Sears
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My work is informed by mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, existential and psychodynamic psychology.
From birth through death, each stage of life is dynamic and valuable. Through these stages, we sometimes encounter challenges beyond our own capacity and we need to reach out for help. I believe in healing. I believe we all have the capacity to recover and learn deeply about ourselves through our most challenging experiences. I enjoy working with people of all ages and in all life stages.
(805) 774-1258
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$200 per session
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A. Christine Dawkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Utilizing mindfulness, self-compassion, EMDR, IFS, CBT , DBT and other modalities I offer to facilitate self-inquiry, you can shape your emotional and cognitive life to embrace change with more skill, less fear, and the peace and self-empowerment that come when you engage with reality exactly as it presents itself.
All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering.
(805) 507-7062
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
$150 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Lindsey Duca
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My practice is grounded in cognitive behavioral theory, focusing on the intersect of thoughts, emotions, and actions on emotional and physical well-being.
Your health problems are a part of you. They need not define you. As a health psychologist, I support adults and families coping with the effects of illness and injury. Whether you'd like to make changes to improve a chronic condition like diabetes, IBS, or heart disease, are struggling to adapt to a 'new normal' after a life-changing health event, or feel like symptoms are making the rest of your life take a back seat, you deserve support. Health Psychology is the practice of learning to maintain emotional resilience, reduce the impact of symptoms, and feel more in charge of your health, regardless of your diagnosis.
(805) 219-7126
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
$200 (individual)$200 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Orian Lathrop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
However, I can say that in general I tend to use CBT and more education-based approaches in the beginning and more depth-oriented and psychodynamic methods for ongoing work to address underlying causes for symptoms.
My goal is to provide a professional, non-judgmental, space that is warm and genuine so that you can do this important work and get real relief from your symptoms or issues that you are currently facing. My specialties include but are not limited to; anxiety, eating disorders, body image, depression, relationship issues, spiritual exploration, and coping with life changes. I am also trained in attachment focused EMDR. Please feel free to contact me for a time for a free 15 minute consultation over the phone to see if I would be the right therapist for you. I accept medi-cal/Cen-cal and can provide a super-bill for other insurance.
(805) 491-9437
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$140 per session
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Charmaine Curtis Jacobs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 123172
Verified
Verified
Changing old habits and building emotional resilience makes sense at any age. I base my theoretical approach on the widely researched neuropsychological findings of Attachment Theory. Underlying successful treatment is the richness of the therapeutic relationship. I use evidence based methods including CBT , Mindfulness and brief psychotherapy.
(805) 232-7676
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$200 (individual)$275 (couples)
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Dr. Christy Cortez
Registered Psychological Assistant, MA, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use "EMDR", Somatic Experiencing, and Mindfulness-Based CBT , and other Trauma-Informed empirical interventions, but emphasize compassion and positive regard.
Welcome NEW clients! Will respond the same business day to inquiries. I specialize in treating the youth with specific training and experience supporting Latinx and ethnic minority clients, but I am inclusive of others. I’m honored to council you by teaching you or your teen/young adult with the skills necessary to overcome depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ related stress, and/or heal from trauma-related issues. Together, we can increase your resilience so that you may gain a greater wellbeing. My goal is to motivate and guide you to increase your balance, by supporting you to reach your goals and start living the life you dream of.
(805) 491-9088
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$220 per session
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Shelley Osborn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Osborn has worked with adult individuals and couples since 2005 both in short-term and long-term psychotherapy. Her main orientation is psychodynamic and looking at personality development, but she also uses cognitive -behavioral and neuroscience research. She is a preferred provider for many years with UCSB. When working with individuals she worked on anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sense of self, individuation, trauma, PTSD, OCD, personality disorders and phobias.
(805) 549-4980
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Natasha Hause
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$150 (individual)$175 (couples)
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Karen Tyrrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, EMDR
Verified
18 Endorsed
Verified
18 Endorsed
I use an evidence-based integrative treatment approach, based on strength-based therapy, cognitive -behavioral therapy ( CBT ), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and trauma-based therapy (EMDR).
If you have ever felt anxious, angry, depressed, lonely, unmotivated or overwhelmed, you are not alone. Life can be stressful at times. We all need some guidance and support. And finding the right therapist can be a challenging and often overwhelming experience. My therapeutic style is dynamic, genuine, and —straight forward. My aim is to help you learn practical solutions for growth and change by setting realistic goals, identifying unhealthy patterns, and understanding the underlying causes of your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
(805) 288-6443
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Waitlist for new clients
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Maria (Mari) Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I currently have a short waitlist for clients. My services are 100% virtual at this time and although it may take a session or two to adjust, I can assure you I feel just as connected to my tele-health clients as with in-person sessions. Through a Psychodynamic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral techniques, a Solution-Focused approach & Life Coaching skills, I offer support and guidance as you deal with stressors, changes or challenges that have arisen, as well as on-going issues you may be experiencing. I have worked successfully with clients of all ethnicities & socio-economic levels.
(805) 243-3302
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$150 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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Bonnie Dooms
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use a client-centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approach to therapy.
Everyone can use a little help at times. Children and adults often experience difficult emotions, such as anxiety, depression and anger that are hard to handle and interfere with relationships and quality of life. I will help you alleviate these unwanted symptoms, improve functioning and improve your relationships. I work with adults and couples who are having struggles in their personal lives. I also specialize in working with those who have experienced sexual trauma.
(925) 350-8999
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$180 per session
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Couples Therapy Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Trained in trauma, resilience, and attachment theory: CBT , EFT, somatic, transpersonal, family systems therapy.
CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR-Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Do you want to be happier, more satisfied, or feel better? As a therapist with over 24 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 - ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE.
(805) 883-6199
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$180 (individual)$270 (couples)
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Jennifer Rapp
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw on person-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral theories, but treatment is individualized to best fit each unique situation and person.
There are times when life can feel overwhelming and your usual coping tools are no longer working. Whether you are experiencing a general sense of anxiety and unhappiness, feeling strained in your relationships, undergoing a big transition, or looking to deepen your self-awareness, therapy can help. I provide a warm and safe place to explore these issues and learn more about yourself and your story. Together, we will build awareness and develop tools to create a greater sense of connection and joy in your life, work, and relationships.
(805) 243-2683
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$150 per session
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive -behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(805) 232-7458
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$170 per session
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Sara Bazan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Greetings! I believe that everyone has within them the resources they need to live a fulfilling and rewarding life. As a therapist, I am here to help you access your strengths and to utilize them to the fullest. I have a gift of getting quickly to the heart of the challenges and I have many tools that make lasting shifts. I have been in private practice since I was licensed in 2009 and have also worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years working to help people overcome the effects of trauma. I am certified in Trauma Focused CBT , Emotional Transformation Therapy and Parent Child Interactive Therapy. I speak Spanish and English.
(805) 232-7605
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Rachel Finch Sulka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
While I am strongly person-centric, working uniquely with each individual, I bring with me into session my knowledge of attachment therapy, CBT , and DBT.
Most of us need help at times sorting out a difficult issue, navigating a life change, or reaching the peace and fulfillment in life that we long for. Therapy can be a critical part of healing, relational growth, and greater life contentment. I am a warm and approachable person with vast experience helping those who struggle with eating disorders and food and weight-related issues. I have worked at the inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care for those struggling with eating disorders. I also love working with those who want healing from anxiety, family pain and trauma, or who wish to explore their spirituality.
(805) 719-7414
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$180 per session
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Ian J Holland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. I listen deeply to my clients and work collaboratively to facilitate change. I bring a warm and intuitive approach to complement 20+ years of clinical experience, so you can expect to feel seen and heard while you open up to the therapeutic process. I utilize EMDR, CBT & DBT modalities to transform old beliefs that no longer serve you, and treat single incident trauma as well as complex trauma from childhood. I address the impact that neurodiversity has on individuals, couples & families. Autistic & ADHD clients' benefit and thrive from having this awareness in the therapy room.
(805) 265-4606
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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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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Dr. Winifred L. Lender
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Her orientation is cognitive -behavioral with a focus on health and positive psychology.
In our high paced and stressful daily lives, it is easy to feel anxious and uncertain. These feelings can be magnified during transitional periods in our lives, limiting us, and impeding our growth. Psychotherapy can help empower us to move forward with concrete strategies to meet daily challenges, navigate transitions, and grow to feel happy and more confident. Dr. Lender's areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, sleep issues, relationship concerns, personal empowerment, technology use balance, and life transitions.
(805) 429-2684
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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$200 per session

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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.