Therapists in Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA

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Tamara J Chaffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
I work with people who are feeling “stuck” and want to gain insight and experience personal growth to help them live their best life. I have helped others learn to manage and overcome the following: trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, addictions, grief, and relationship difficulties.
I work with people who are feeling “stuck” and want to gain insight and experience personal growth to help them live their best life. I have helped others learn to manage and overcome the following: trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, addictions, grief, and relationship difficulties.
(805) 429-8915 View (805) 429-8915
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Madelyn Swed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Do you feel distant and disconnected from your partner? Have you been fighting more? Is your relationship missing warmth, trust, compassion, and intimacy? Are you getting stuck in the same frustrating pattern? Do you long to find and establish a loving relationship and secure connection? Have you been anxious, sad, and overwhelmed a lot lately? If you answered yes to these questions it's time to get help. Life brings us many challenges that are sometimes too much to handle alone. You don't have to struggle on your own. Get the help you need to overcome these difficulties and turn them into opportunities for healing and happiness.
Do you feel distant and disconnected from your partner? Have you been fighting more? Is your relationship missing warmth, trust, compassion, and intimacy? Are you getting stuck in the same frustrating pattern? Do you long to find and establish a loving relationship and secure connection? Have you been anxious, sad, and overwhelmed a lot lately? If you answered yes to these questions it's time to get help. Life brings us many challenges that are sometimes too much to handle alone. You don't have to struggle on your own. Get the help you need to overcome these difficulties and turn them into opportunities for healing and happiness.
(805) 364-4364 View (805) 364-4364
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Amanda Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103  (Online Only)
My hope is to make counseling an accessible, safe, and non-judgmental space for you. I am passionate about joining you on your self-discovery journey and working collaboratively with you towards a more integrated and empowered sense of self. To best serve my clients, I utilize an intuitive approach that includes but is not limited to: Trauma Focused, Somatic Therapy and Mindfulness.
My hope is to make counseling an accessible, safe, and non-judgmental space for you. I am passionate about joining you on your self-discovery journey and working collaboratively with you towards a more integrated and empowered sense of self. To best serve my clients, I utilize an intuitive approach that includes but is not limited to: Trauma Focused, Somatic Therapy and Mindfulness.
(805) 723-2975 View (805) 723-2975
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Merushka Bisetty
Psychologist
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103  (Online Only)
I provide therapy to people who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms and/or disorders. I provide tele-therapeutic services to people residing in California.
I provide therapy to people who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms and/or disorders. I provide tele-therapeutic services to people residing in California.
(805) 953-7390 View (805) 953-7390
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Kenneth Lawrence Gardner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment! Trauma Reduction Treatment! PTSD Treatment! Evidence based Hypnotherapy and Self-Hypnosis training interventions. No charge first consult to assess and determine treatment needs. $200/hour. $100/hour for limited income. $50/hour for unemployed and students. Treatment with Hypnotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy are specialties. Treatment Planning is Solution Focused and Time Limited. My practice utilizes only the most extensively tested (evidence-based) treatment interventions.
Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment! Trauma Reduction Treatment! PTSD Treatment! Evidence based Hypnotherapy and Self-Hypnosis training interventions. No charge first consult to assess and determine treatment needs. $200/hour. $100/hour for limited income. $50/hour for unemployed and students. Treatment with Hypnotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy are specialties. Treatment Planning is Solution Focused and Time Limited. My practice utilizes only the most extensively tested (evidence-based) treatment interventions.
(805) 254-7022 View (805) 254-7022
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Adele Capitola
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
In-person and telehealth available. I am passionate about helping people heal themselves. It is common to experience anxiety, depression, stress or relationship issues and having someone to support and guide you on your life journey can make a positive change. I am genuine, compassionate, nonjudgemental and will meet you where you are. I especially enjoy working with adults through the life cycle, and supporting them through transitions such as young adulthood, relationships, parenting, mid-life and older age. I also specialize with individuals and families with children on the Autism spectrum, learning disabilities and ADHD.
In-person and telehealth available. I am passionate about helping people heal themselves. It is common to experience anxiety, depression, stress or relationship issues and having someone to support and guide you on your life journey can make a positive change. I am genuine, compassionate, nonjudgemental and will meet you where you are. I especially enjoy working with adults through the life cycle, and supporting them through transitions such as young adulthood, relationships, parenting, mid-life and older age. I also specialize with individuals and families with children on the Autism spectrum, learning disabilities and ADHD.
(805) 219-7516 View (805) 219-7516
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Anne L Lickus Cravens
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Specializations: Assisting adolescents, adults, and couples of any gender and background navigating anxiety, depression, the lasting effects of trauma, and relational issues. Empowering and guiding women through varied challenges and life transitions.
Specializations: Assisting adolescents, adults, and couples of any gender and background navigating anxiety, depression, the lasting effects of trauma, and relational issues. Empowering and guiding women through varied challenges and life transitions.
(805) 590-9887 View (805) 590-9887
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Stacey Rydell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103  (Online Only)
My name is Stacey (she/her), and I am a licensed psychotherapist in California. Most likely you are here because you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one, and I would be honored to be a part of that journey. I believe that looking at our inner world is one of the most vulnerable and courageous things a person can do. Together, we will explore ways to feel relief from anxiety, depression, shame, relationship struggles, negative thought patterns and so much more. My goal is to create a safe and healing space to assist you in learning about yourself on the deepest level.
My name is Stacey (she/her), and I am a licensed psychotherapist in California. Most likely you are here because you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one, and I would be honored to be a part of that journey. I believe that looking at our inner world is one of the most vulnerable and courageous things a person can do. Together, we will explore ways to feel relief from anxiety, depression, shame, relationship struggles, negative thought patterns and so much more. My goal is to create a safe and healing space to assist you in learning about yourself on the deepest level.
(805) 669-9976 View (805) 669-9976
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Brian Matthew Delshad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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.
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 View (805) 515-3852
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Denise Jaimes-Villanueva
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a bilingual and bicultural psychologist and it is an honor to support those that are on the path of healing and growth. I specialize in working with people of all ages that suffer from anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, and intimate partner violence. I also work with children and their caregivers to strengthen their attachment. In therapy I introduce the concepts of how being connected to our cultural traditions, values and ancestors can lead to a happier life. “Sana”, means “heal” in Spanish. It is my hope to help individuals, couples, and families heal through learning how to live more peaceful and fulfilling lives.
I am a bilingual and bicultural psychologist and it is an honor to support those that are on the path of healing and growth. I specialize in working with people of all ages that suffer from anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, and intimate partner violence. I also work with children and their caregivers to strengthen their attachment. In therapy I introduce the concepts of how being connected to our cultural traditions, values and ancestors can lead to a happier life. “Sana”, means “heal” in Spanish. It is my hope to help individuals, couples, and families heal through learning how to live more peaceful and fulfilling lives.
(805) 212-5064 View (805) 212-5064
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Lauren Turnbull
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
It is a true honor for me to work in the field of psychology. I know it takes great courage and strength to reach out for help. I hold each person who reaches out to me with the deepest of respect - no matter what they are coming in with - because I know what it takes to make that first step.
It is a true honor for me to work in the field of psychology. I know it takes great courage and strength to reach out for help. I hold each person who reaches out to me with the deepest of respect - no matter what they are coming in with - because I know what it takes to make that first step.
(805) 514-1381 View (805) 514-1381
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Ana M Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Would you like more joy in living, to feel calm, centered and connected to others? Allow me to support you in taking that first step. I specialize in overcoming complex trauma: phobias, PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and reactivity. I have expertise working with survivors of crimes and abuse. I can help you cope with stress, burdens, grief & loss and life transitions in individual, couples or family therapy. I am compassionate and believe that you have all the resources within to achieve a brighter future.
Would you like more joy in living, to feel calm, centered and connected to others? Allow me to support you in taking that first step. I specialize in overcoming complex trauma: phobias, PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and reactivity. I have expertise working with survivors of crimes and abuse. I can help you cope with stress, burdens, grief & loss and life transitions in individual, couples or family therapy. I am compassionate and believe that you have all the resources within to achieve a brighter future.
(805) 380-3798 View (805) 380-3798
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Kayla Lopez
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103  (Online Only)
My door is open to anyone seeking a peaceful place to mend themselves. Though I am most experienced assisting survivors of trauma, I recognize that "trauma" can be an intimidating word. Not everyone identifies with it. So, if you feel that you have experienced a loss, are grieving or have been heavily impacted by something let's have a conversation to see if we are a good fit.
My door is open to anyone seeking a peaceful place to mend themselves. Though I am most experienced assisting survivors of trauma, I recognize that "trauma" can be an intimidating word. Not everyone identifies with it. So, if you feel that you have experienced a loss, are grieving or have been heavily impacted by something let's have a conversation to see if we are a good fit.
(805) 243-0814 View (805) 243-0814
New Beginnings Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
We offer confidential psychological counseling and assessment services to individuals, couples and families in the greater Santa Barbara area. Experienced counselors are here to help clients explore life transitions, relationship issues and a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, compulsive behaviors, substance use, job loss and stress, aging, isolation and anger management. Many clients experience a 15% reduction in overall distress after only eight sessions. Counselors are ready and able to serve you. We will match your needs with the education and experience of our clinicians to find the best person to assist you.
We offer confidential psychological counseling and assessment services to individuals, couples and families in the greater Santa Barbara area. Experienced counselors are here to help clients explore life transitions, relationship issues and a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, compulsive behaviors, substance use, job loss and stress, aging, isolation and anger management. Many clients experience a 15% reduction in overall distress after only eight sessions. Counselors are ready and able to serve you. We will match your needs with the education and experience of our clinicians to find the best person to assist you.
(805) 669-9352 x206 View (805) 669-9352 x206
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Lucid Therapeutics
DO, FAWM
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
I am the founder and executive director of Lucid Therapeutics. I am a board-certified emergency medicine physician with 15 years of experience and a fellowship in wilderness medicine. I became dissatisfied with western medicine, realizing that many elements of primary health, particularly mental health, were being mismanaged in the existing system. I completed training for Ketamine Therapy at the Psychedelic Coalition for Health and the MDMA Therapy Training Program through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). We help our clients find meaningful alignment with psychedelic psychotherapy.
I am the founder and executive director of Lucid Therapeutics. I am a board-certified emergency medicine physician with 15 years of experience and a fellowship in wilderness medicine. I became dissatisfied with western medicine, realizing that many elements of primary health, particularly mental health, were being mismanaged in the existing system. I completed training for Ketamine Therapy at the Psychedelic Coalition for Health and the MDMA Therapy Training Program through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). We help our clients find meaningful alignment with psychedelic psychotherapy.
(805) 521-9469 View (805) 521-9469
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William Gale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
"Over the past 20 years I have supported clients in overcoming challenges and empowering their authentic selves. Through counseling, coaching, and group work, I've helped them activate their inner resources and realize their inherent potential. I believe growth is served by identifying and integrating core material which obstructs access to essence, passion, and life purpose. Enhancing self-awareness, employing mindfulness and nonviolence, I help clients listen to their Body's Intelligence ©, connect to inner wisdom, and take courageous action.
"Over the past 20 years I have supported clients in overcoming challenges and empowering their authentic selves. Through counseling, coaching, and group work, I've helped them activate their inner resources and realize their inherent potential. I believe growth is served by identifying and integrating core material which obstructs access to essence, passion, and life purpose. Enhancing self-awareness, employing mindfulness and nonviolence, I help clients listen to their Body's Intelligence ©, connect to inner wisdom, and take courageous action.
(805) 328-0328 View (805) 328-0328
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Adrienne Oxton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
In-person and telehealth available. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. We all experience anxiety, depression, anger, stress and sometimes the trauma that can occur in our families, our relationships, our friendships, our workplaces and our everyday lives. Some of these stressors are triggered when we break-up, begin a new relationship, start a new job, start at a new school etc. Some individuals need to be sat with and have a space held for them, some are looking for collaborative support and guidance on their life's struggles.
In-person and telehealth available. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. We all experience anxiety, depression, anger, stress and sometimes the trauma that can occur in our families, our relationships, our friendships, our workplaces and our everyday lives. Some of these stressors are triggered when we break-up, begin a new relationship, start a new job, start at a new school etc. Some individuals need to be sat with and have a space held for them, some are looking for collaborative support and guidance on their life's struggles.
(805) 219-7878 View (805) 219-7878
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Jared Peter Roehrig
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MFA
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Now Accepting New Clients. You don't need to struggle alone with your feelings of sadness, worry, and disconnection. You don't need to keep telling yourself that being strong means hiding away parts of yourself that smolder just below the surface. Now is the chance to reconnect to your inner truth, to a wisdom you can no longer ignore. Together we can discover new ways of relating to your symptoms, your patterns, and your loved ones so that you can live a fuller, more fluid life of self-worth and harmony. Will you take the leap?
Now Accepting New Clients. You don't need to struggle alone with your feelings of sadness, worry, and disconnection. You don't need to keep telling yourself that being strong means hiding away parts of yourself that smolder just below the surface. Now is the chance to reconnect to your inner truth, to a wisdom you can no longer ignore. Together we can discover new ways of relating to your symptoms, your patterns, and your loved ones so that you can live a fuller, more fluid life of self-worth and harmony. Will you take the leap?
(805) 918-1549 View (805) 918-1549
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Sonya Parrott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Whether you are struggling to navigate everyday stressors, looking for guidance to change unhelpful patterns or behaviors, or you seek relief from the impact that trauma, depression, anxiety, or addiction have on your life, I am here to help. As a Therapist, one of the most important lessons I have learned is that we become stronger when we “learn to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations.” We all face roadblocks that impact our decisions, our choices, and our abilities to overcome difficult situations.
Whether you are struggling to navigate everyday stressors, looking for guidance to change unhelpful patterns or behaviors, or you seek relief from the impact that trauma, depression, anxiety, or addiction have on your life, I am here to help. As a Therapist, one of the most important lessons I have learned is that we become stronger when we “learn to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations.” We all face roadblocks that impact our decisions, our choices, and our abilities to overcome difficult situations.
(951) 409-7585 View (951) 409-7585
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Erin Savage Pollaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
My mission as a therapist is to sit with clients in a way that supports healing and growth and encourages discovery of innate wisdom. I believe that we all possess the capacity to know peace, but that sometimes we become disconnected as a result of painful experiences and unhelpful coping patterns. Disconnection can manifest as anxiety, depression, addictive or other self-destructive behaviors, or even psychosis. When symptoms interfere with our ability to have satisfying experiences-- in relationships, at work, and in life in general-- we can benefit from getting help.
My mission as a therapist is to sit with clients in a way that supports healing and growth and encourages discovery of innate wisdom. I believe that we all possess the capacity to know peace, but that sometimes we become disconnected as a result of painful experiences and unhelpful coping patterns. Disconnection can manifest as anxiety, depression, addictive or other self-destructive behaviors, or even psychosis. When symptoms interfere with our ability to have satisfying experiences-- in relationships, at work, and in life in general-- we can benefit from getting help.
(805) 301-5027 View (805) 301-5027

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Number of Therapists in Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA

80+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
65% Grief
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
52% Other
40% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
25% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Eastside, Santa Barbara?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.