Female Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA

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Cara Behan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
As a therapist, my goal is to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. It can be difficult to know if you are on the right path, have healthy relationships, and are satisfied with your life's direction. How do you feel about where you are headed? I can support your self discovery in a compassionate and understanding way. I work towards identifying one's strengths and empowering clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems and life transitions. I specialize in working with young women , new moms and couples navigating the transition to motherhood and parenthood.
(805) 335-6924
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Nicole Z Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues and women suffering from prepartum and postpartum depression. I have extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders and body image issues, as well as addictions to alcohol and other drugs. Additionally, I have a unique ability to connect with young adults facing difficult developmental life transitions. It is my belief that one of the most important elements of successful therapy is the relationship developed between the client and therapist.
(805) 283-6086
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Jenn Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, EMDR
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I work with individuals and couples in the areas of sex, relationships, sex addiction, and life transitions (divorce, empty nest, retirement). Relationships with others (partner, boss, siblings, friends, clients) are a central source of meaning and sometimes difficulty for us. I can work with you around relationship issues, including commitment, communication, sexuality, infidelity and healthy conflict. I'm also offering groups for women wanting to unlock their sexual satisfaction.
(805) 214-6910
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Karen Leah Krulevitch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session.
(805) 317-4878
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Thery Jenkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with couples, families, women in mid-life, and children ages 12 and older.
To be happy and free of suffering ... this is the experience of effective therapy. When we're witnessed, deeply understood and guided to our true self, the challenges of being human can become magical. Blending multiple clinical orientations I work with the client's whole being - mind, body & spirit - to discover his/her own unique truths and capacities. Because so much of who we are is a function of our relationships, I gravitate toward couples, families and groups, teaching people how to relate to themselves and each other with refreshing honesty and authenticity.
(805) 335-1223 x203
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Colleen Koch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I work to create a safe environment for my clients to be seen and to better know themselves. I offer a holistic, individualized approach to therapy, and strongly believe that each person holds the answers to their own wellbeing. I am passionate about supporting women and their partners while working through fertility issues. I have also focused on empowering teenage girls that are struggling with self-esteem issues. In addition to psychodynamic therapy, I am trained in mindfulness meditation and somatic experiencing (SE) as well as EMDR with the Parnell Institute.
(323) 905-7265
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Tiana Leeds
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
The heart of my work is helping women 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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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Emily Fleck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I enjoy supporting women and couples through pregnancy, birth, and the parenting journey.
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
(805) 856-6736
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Sonja Lindstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way.
(805) 946-1612
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Jenn Paul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Hi! I'm Jenn. I specialize in Maternal Mental Health and in helping women navigate their 20's/30's. Many of my clients feel burdened by the expectations of others, overwhelmed by school/work/life balance or unsatisfied in relationships. Some wonder about the right time to start a family, others have experienced a challenging and emotional road trying to start their family. Mothers I work with tell me they feel they've lost themselves in caring for their growing family, they've lost their connection with those close to them, and often times their symptoms of Perinatal Depression or Anxiety are sucking the joy out of motherhood.
(805) 852-1362
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Shaylyn Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. My areas of expertise include children and adolescent development, tech addiction and women who have experienced relational trauma.
(619) 768-2797
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Sonia Diaz-Ebadi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping women discover their own personal truth and support them in aligning their decisions with that truth. If you've been struggling with your primary relationships, including the one with yourself, feeling disappointed, angry, or feeling stuck , I'm here to support you. If anxiety and depression are part of your daily experience, there is a good chance you've been living your life out of alignment with what is true for YOU.
(805) 335-6946
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Cybil Gilbertson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Therapy is not something I "do" to you; it is a collaboration and conversation we have together. I look forward to being your partner in co-creating a place within that feels more like home. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, specifically women and parents. I also enjoy working with couples who may want to do things in a new way than what they have learned in the past; commit, parent, partner, and break-up. I feel especially akin to nature-lovers, out-of-the-box thinkers, and creatives/artistic types. If you are curious to know the wisdom of your body and soul, I may be the therapist for you. What is your gut saying?
(805) 386-9108
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Allison Lorraine Brevier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety and eating concerns to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable, collaborative and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help guide them towards a life aligned with their authentic self and fundamental core values.
(805) 303-5051
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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Brionna Louis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Relationships can be tough to navigate at times. Stressors and challenges can get in the way of us connecting. We can become distant from ourselves, especially if we are impacted by the negative effects of trauma, addiction, identity, and communication breakdowns.
(805) 519-8307
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Not accepting new clients
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Pauline Yeghnazar Peck
Psychologist, MA, MMFT, PhD, CYT
Verified
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
Not accepting new clients
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Ali Fleming
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in therapy with teens and young adults. If we work together, we’ll come up with a treatment plan that taps into the why and how that’s keeping you stuck, and then learn new skills to support you moving forward in your life and relationships. My style is personal, collaborative, and caring, and I believe our relationship is fundamental to supporting your positive transformation.
(805) 301-5858
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Chantal Wunderlich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
My approach is comprehensive and long-term; my aim is to honor the complexity and experience of each person as I support my clients in a process that leads to lasting and meaningful change. This means helping my clients know themselves more fully, allowing them to move forward in their lives with a greater sense of inner freedom, self-belief, and optimism.
(805) 266-7251
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Kattya V Manning
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you experience recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced as intrusive and inappropriate, and that cause marked anxiety or distress? Do you to try to ignore or suppress these thoughts, impulses, or images, and try to neutralize them with some other thought or action? Do you do behaviors or mental acts that are aimed at preventing or reducing distress or preventing some dreaded event or situation? If any of the answers to these questions are yes, you are not alone.
(805) 335-2280
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Not accepting new clients
Photo of Jessie Bannister, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA
Jessie Bannister, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Therapy is an opportunity to asses the areas of your life that are and are not working. It provides a welcoming and non-judgmental space to gain self-insight, develop new practical every day strategies, improve your relationship with yourself and others and regain hope. I believe that each person has the capacity to better their life experience.
(415) 582-4484
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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What type of Downtown, Santa Barbara mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Downtown, Santa Barbara?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.