Depression Therapists in Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA

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Revel Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in: Depression ; Marital Conflict; Infidelity/Affairs; Divorce Recovery; Relationship Problems; Men's Issues; Life Transitions; Senior Issues; Anxiety; Career Stress; Cancer & Chronic Illness; Business Coaching.
-- I Provide Telephone Therapy & Videoconference Sessions -- I work best with motivated adults who are committed to working on clearly identified psychological and relationship problems. My clients have tried to solve issues on their own but eventually recognize a need for professional assistance. They realize that therapists have no magical quick cures and that treatment takes courage, persistence and risk-taking. My clients learn that seeking help is a strength, not a weakness. They develop trust in the therapeutic relationship and make lasting gains. I honor each one.
(805) 980-7969
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Matt Traube
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I treat depression , generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, relationship anxiety, and anxiety related to medical problems.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a comfortable setting that allows you to get the greatest benefit from our work together. In addition to traditional office sessions, I offer flexible solutions including phone, teletherapy, or home visits. Emotional issues can trigger or make a significant contribution to anxiety, skin conditions, skin picking issues and hair pulling (trichotillomania) issues. Relaxation, visualizations, and a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy and body-focused psychotherapy can make the difference. You can take more control by discovering how to manage your emotional triggers and by developing strategies to alleviate anxiety, skin issues, skin picking, and hair pulling.
(805) 628-4302
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Lauren Cullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with those struggling with depression and self-harm, trauma, and eating disorders.
I invite anyone who is struggling or looking for betterment to join me in a healing journey to reconnect and get back to the best version of themselves. Regardless of the issues at hand, all are welcome to seek out and be supported in a safe space. My foundational therapeutic principles are based upon vulnerability, warmth, kindness, and authenticity, which focuses on support, validation, and empathy. From there I work collaboratively with clients to explore the issues at hand and create goals and new skill sets to work towards successful healing and fulfillment.
(805) 243-3597
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Susan Farber, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling unfulfilled in your life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression , family and relationship issues? With over 20 years of experience, I offer a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mind-body modalities to help you feel more empowered in your life. Together, we unwind the beliefs you hold onto that keep you stuck and limited. This allows you to make new choices in all areas of your life, enabling a state of peace, calm and fulfillment. When you are no longer held back by a limited point of view, you are more flexible, open, and able to make positive changes.
(805) 225-9344
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Cindy Stark Winfrey Utt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Would you like to work with a professional who will truly listen? Within a space of safety and acceptance, you will explore ways in which your past experience is connected to your present beliefs and behaviors. You will develop a keener awareness of the thought processes which may be perpetuating and creating disabling conditions, such as anxiety and depression . You will develop a more balanced perspective of your life and others around you. You will learn coping skills and how to apply them to manage difficult emotions. Let's talk about your life journey.
(805) 335-8574
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Anne Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I help those who feel that life has become a struggle, when transitions in relationships, academic life, or career may bring inhibiting anxiety or an overwhelming depression . I share observations and insights with the intention of helping clients as quickly as possible. My work as a therapist is informed by my own life passages as a wife, mother, widow, single parent, empty nester, and older graduate student. As someone who has embarked on a new career in later life, I understand both the fear and the rewards in managing life-enhancing changes.
(805) 332-4707
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Dr. John Sherk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
SPECIALTIES: While I work with a broad range of issues, my specialties include: - Relationship difficulties at home, school or work - Generalized and acute anxiety - Navigating major life transitions and decisions - Depressed , troubled or underachieving adolescents - Unblocking and improving creativity.
Welcome. Many people wonder: "Will my stress and anxiety ever go away?" "Why do relationships cause me so much pain?" "Will I ever be happy?" "Why am I so hard on myself or others?" Unfortunately many individuals needlessly struggle with these questions for years without relief. Change is possible. I have helped many individuals break free from deeply ingrained destructive patterns to create loving and fulfilling lives. Please contact me to learn more.
(805) 409-8237
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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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Rhea Harris-Junge
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Three guiding principles underscore my work with people and my own growth. Essentially, we are constantly in a state of potential for change and doing the best we can in life. In addition, I view negative thoughts and feelings that develop into anxiety, depression , and low self-worth as learned responses that serve a purpose; to cope with or protect against pain. And most importantly, happiness is a choice we can make once we have the skills to respond (instead of just react) to life's challenges.
(626) 581-6911
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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
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ronald Pilato
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Ron Pilato works with individuals, couples, and families. He has extensive experience engaging with people experiencing grief and loss, interpersonal stressors, anxiety, depression , and life transitions. Dr. Pilato cultivates a special interest working with members of the LGBTQI+ and marginalized communities. He utilizes mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, systems and psychodynamic interventions, exploring client personal agency and sources of often unseen strengths.
(805) 510-7962
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Lisa @ Mental Wealth Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I feel most effective with clients experiencing complex trauma or PTSD, as well as self-esteem challenges and anxiety/ depression .
I see you over there, checking me out. Hi! My name is Lisa. My passion for helping people kicked into high gear after experiencing Alzheimer’s of a grandparent and meeting families with ill children when volunteering at Children’s Hospital of L.A. We all need a little help now and then and nobody should feel ashamed to ask for it. I love meeting clients’ “furry children” since pets are a wonderful emotional support – I have two. I enjoy sweets (guilty pleasure – we all have one), I believe in self-care (yoga, meditation, walks outside and playing music) and love comedy since laughter helps!
(949) 591-8191
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Suzanne E Rapley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I provide therapy for overcoming obstacles relating to others, career, health, anxiety and depression , and intimate relationships.
During these difficult times, how would your life be different if you had someone to speak with about the issues that you are struggling with NOW? What if you could have an intimate, stimulating and long-lasting love affair with your partner? Could you imagine yourself, your partner or a family member learning how to take responsibility for thinking, feeling and behaviors so that life was satisfying and successful rather than stressful and disorganized? Well...that is possible.
(805) 452-6290
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Daniel Lee Spach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My life experiences have given me insight related to issues involving spirituality, marriage, parenting, divorce and co-parenting, dealing with infidelity, challenges to intimacy, trauma, PTSD, and depression .
As your therapist, I strive to empower you to overcome personal challenges, activate your inner resources, develop a deeper level of trust in your self and your inherent potential, and reclaim ownership of your life and purpose. I have an affinity for working with clients seeking to transform their lives and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. Improved emotional intelligence, mindful self-awareness, communication skills, trauma and grief processing---will support you in developing self-compassion, eliminating personal obstacles, coping with your daily life, and finding a more balanced, attuned, and connected way of being.
(805) 232-7885
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Shelley Nicole Osborn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have worked with adult individuals and couples since 2005 both in short-term and long-term psychotherapy. My main orientation is psychodynamic and looking at personality development, but I also use cognitive-behavioral and neuroscience research. I am a preferred provider for many years with UCSB and sixty percent of my practice has been working with graduate students. We worked on anxiety, depression , self-esteem, sense of self, individuation, trauma, PTSD, OCD, personality disorders and phobias. While individuals makes up the main part of my practice working with couples is also a passion of mine.
(805) 303-5645
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Heidi Lindros-Jahr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are experiencing any of the following, I can help you find healing: Anxiety, depression , mid-life crisis, older adult issues, teenage troubles, pain and chronic illness, marriage resolution, divorce, cultural transition, and abuse (physical-verbal), as well as other mental, physical, social and spiritual concerns.
Hello, I'm Heidi; a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist in California. After 25 years serving in the medical profession as a nurse, I've become attuned to people's physical, emotional and spiritual health. Today, I provide online therapy, specializing in healing from trauma, anxiety and depression . I've learned mental health is a balance between our biological, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing.
(949) 209-0296
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Liz LaCasto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In my practice I see clients dealing with grief and loss as well as individuals working on, and healing from, alcohol and drug abuse/addictions, or other life challenges such as transitions, depression , anxiety and beyond.
Thank you for taking this time to see if I might be a good match for you. I believe strongly that the match, the relationship, the energy between us is of vital importance in the work. I strive to be your companion on a journey of discovery, reconciling, and healing. In as much as I am your mirror, I am your compassionate facilitator to enable your inner guide to emerge and shine through. My approach is supportive, direct, and rooted in a firm belief that every journey is unique and special.
(805) 954-9299
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Laura Hout
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MPW
Verified
Verified
Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression , relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. In addition to TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, she uses the stories of other survivors to assist her clients' growth. Group workshops encompass coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled with BED herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients feel.
(805) 380-3842
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Radhule Weininger
Psychologist, PhD, MD
Verified
Verified
I offer, besides a caring psychotherapeutic relationship, a combined psychodynamic and Buddhist approach to psychology. Mindfulness meditation and therapy create a container to address feelings of anxiety, depression , worries about your relationships, existential and spiritual questions and also difficult themes like guilt, shame, embarrassment, fear, loneliness, loss, anger, despair and disgrace. I welcome talking about spiritual or existential themes like lack of meaning or connectedness, a longing for greater freedom, sense of fulfilled spirituality, a life with compassion and wisdom. I welcome clients from diverse ethnic, cultural and international backgrounds. LTBG community very welcome.
(805) 409-8250
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Bobby Kornhandler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Working together, I'll help you step out of that funk or depression and start to feel really good about yourself.
Are you and your partner fighting more? Do you feel distant and disconnected, lonely and truly concerned about the state of your partnership? Has infidelity got you feeling angry, depressed or anxious and is this getting in the way of your daily life, depriving you of any joy and happiness? It's time to reach out and get some professional help because trying to figure out these kinds of difficulties can be a daunting task when undertaken alone or when trying to clear out the cobwebs that make resolving partnership issues feel insurmountable. Get the help you need...now!
(805) 380-3063
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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.