Somatic Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA

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Jolene Guilliams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Somatic Psychotherapy. Somatic simply means "relating to the body" and in therapy this means that I have been uniquely trained to integrate the wisdom from our biology into treatment. Our bodies relate information that, should we choose to listen, can support our overall mental health. This way of working can have profound effects on anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and disordered eating. The clients that receive maximum benefit from my approach have an open mind about how the body influences thoughts, not just how thoughts influence the body.
(805) 883-6150
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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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Aeron Hart
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Deriving my style from Somatic , Gestalt, and Cognitive Behavioral interventions, I believe in playfully integrating different techniques and staying creative with the work as I find out slowly what works for you.
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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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Kennan Court
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I integrate mindfulness, person-centered, DBT, and somatic therapy.
Unresolved and lingering circumstances can be difficult to wrestle with on a daily basis. They have an underlying power to influence our well-being and our relationships with others in ways we often see but do not understand. I offer a supportive, gentle space as you seek solution, revelation, and stability in your circumstances. I work with children, adolescents, and adults addressing a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety and stress, relationships, life transitions, and conflicts in work, school, and family.
(805) 424-8713
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Joseph 'greg' de Roulhac
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I utilize elements of Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness/Meditation, EMDR, Somatic , and Solution Focused techniques in my practice.
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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Catherine Metzenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with healthcare workers, first responders and young professionals. As a Therapist, I have over 16 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health including treating clients in Acute Inpatient, residential and Intensive Outpatient treatment settings. I'm passionate about helping my clients learn to manage stress and the challenges of a demanding yet rewarding profession to help them preserve a career they love. I provide a warm and healing environment to help my clients explore, process and grow. I'm trained in EMDR and use other modalities including mindfulness and somatic experiencing.
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Jacqueline Sarah Robertson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
I am trained in EMDR, somatic experiencing, Hakomi mindfulness, trauma and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
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 ourself. 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, self-worth, women's work, ancestral healing and unresolved early childhood attachment trauma.
(805) 991-0685
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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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Mari Fullmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have advanced training in the use of Mindfulness, Meditation and Somatic Awareness as well as evidenced-based practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Are you looking to create a richer, more fulfilling life? Whether you're moving through one of life's many transitions, having relationship problems, or suffering from an illness like depression, anxiety, or chronic pain, I have the experience and skills to join with you to explore the barriers that may be both hindering you as well as creating additional suffering in your experience. In therapy, I will support you to identify your strengths as well as to build new skills and behaviors to support your goals and to enhance your health and well-being.
(805) 296-7512
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Brian Matthew Delshad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
This includes eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Hakomi somatic therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and psychedelic integration (Ketamine assisted psychotherapy).
I serve adults of any gender or background that are struggling with anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder. I also support couples and families struggling through conflict, make their way toward peace.
(805) 515-3852
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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Holly O'Hearn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I integrate a variety of treatment techniques including Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Emotion Focussed (EFT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), and Somatic based approaches.
Whether you are stuck in self-defeating patterns, struggling with stress, anxiety or depression, or having difficulty getting your needs met in your relationships, I am ready to listen and give you the tools you need to make meaningful changes and live a more peaceful, joyful, and satisfying life.
(805) 257-0294
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Kathryn LePage
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer traditional psychotherapy, gestalt/ somatic experiencing, and I'm certified in EMDR therapy.
If you are facing a difficult transition in your relationship, depression, addiction, trauma, or simply wanting to increase your life's potential, contact me with questions concerning psychotherapy. Addressing the presenting problem, we will identify past memories, present behavior and emotions, and their impact on living a creative life. By engaging your imagination, we gain access to your hidden potential, hindered by negative belief patterns. Together we will transform your life's most difficult challenges and develop the courage to create opportunities to live more passionately.
(805) 409-8549
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Rebekah D Lovejoy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a painter, writer and have studied mythology and somatic psychology.
As a person-centered therapist, I lean into everything you bring to the therapeutic process. I embrace cultural and racial diversity. I have training in somatic psychology, archetypal psychology, trauma informed strategies, gender and sexuality, and evidence-based psychodynamics. We will leverage this toolbox in a creative, dynamic, and compassionate process. I believe in supporting all bodies–I am sex positive, and allied with polyamory, kink and queer. I’m also neuro-divergent-informed.
(805) 973-0463
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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Romi Cumes Somatic Therapy, P.C.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CMT
Verified
Verified
I facilitate somatic (body-centered) awareness by utilizing various techniques that include mindfulness and sensation-based exploration.
The intention of my work is to support clients to identify, explore, and ultimately transform stuck patterns that create challenges and physical or emotional distress. My clinical work is somatic and relational (supports body-mind-spirit connection). I treat a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, teen/young adult support, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, grief/loss/bereavement, substance abuse, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, spirituality, sexuality, and life- purpose. Hablo Espanol y puedo hacer la orientacion en Espanol, pero no soy un hablante nativo.
(805) 335-6814 x1
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Cindy Mayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified
Verified
Together we will identify the best approach to address your unique needs, which may incorporate mindfulness, CBT, somatic work, motivational interviewing, Gestalt, family systems, and other modalities.
Life can be challenging and there are many reasons you may be seeking support, either for yourself or with a partner or family members. It may be that you or a loved one is experiencing depression or anxiety. Stress may be piling up as you try to balance the challenges of life, relationship, career, or family. Perhaps you are just not finding happiness. You may be caregiving for a parent, struggling with grief, or asking "Is this all there is?" As a therapist, I tap into your strengths and creativity so that you can create positive change in your life.
(805) 335-6828
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ashleigh Virginie Johnston-barton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Together we will identify and utilize methods to unlock the natural, innate ability and desire to heal. My clinical work is Somatic and Psychodynamic (supporting thorough resolution of body, mind and relational distress). You will learn how to orient, explore and engage what you wish to address. I work with the you as an individual and explore your experiences recognizing that many behaviors are symptoms not character. Life events addressed but not limited to trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD. co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders (SUD), bereavement/grief, identity and sexuality, insomnia, perfectionism and life purpose.
(805) 590-7028
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Riven Barton
PhD, CTS
In my work I utilize somatic and narrative therapies to help create a sense of safety and control.
“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” Victor Frankl We are living in times where the abnormal has become the norm. Latent fears, anxieties, depression and loss have overwhelmed so many of us, leaving us emotionally and physically exhausted. These feelings can be even further exacerbated by trauma both past and present. They can interfere with our relationships and goals, leave us feeling overwhelmed, or even manifest as chronic illness. The important thing to remember is that you do not have to do it on your own. There is help.
(805) 257-0228
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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Shaina McPhetridge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have extensive training in healing trauma through EMDR, Mindfulness-based somatic therapy, radical candor and humor.
Life can lead us down some pretty confusing paths sometimes, leaving us feeling crazy, unsettled, and totally lost. You don't have to feel like this forever. I work with individuals, couples, and teens who are really going through it - anxiety, panic and stress, relationship issues, PTSD, and unresolved issues that continue to impact current life. Many of my clients are insightful, curious, growth-oriented people who are seeking something beyond traditional therapy. My focus is on helping you to UN-learn all the crap you've taken on over the years that is weighing you down and freeing up whatever it is that seems to be stuck.
(310) 935-3665
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Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Somatic Therapists

How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.