Emotionally Focused Therapists in Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA

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Bobby Kornhandler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My practice in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) addresses this and other partnership issues when romantic relationships suffer confusing patterns and repetitive disconnecting cycles.
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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Erica Haines
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Maybe you're not feeling like yourself or the person you want to be, you're confused, frustrated, and unsure what to do. Maybe you're struggling with understanding yourself, your relationships, or your path forward in life. You could be experiencing difficult emotions, overpowering thoughts, or you're doing things that don't align with what's important to you. I wonder if your past and your early experiences are beginning or continue to feel like a significant weight that you now need to lighten in order to live the life you want. We can work together to help you with these or other difficulties you're experiencing.
(805) 572-7567
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Diana M Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are expereinces in our lives that leave us feeling disconnected and ill at ease. Feeling misunderstood in our realtionships can be painful and confusing. Psychotherapy provides the oppertunity for self discovery and understanding. A safe environment to explore our thougths and feelings and make sense of our emotions. Resulting in increased self understanding and compassion. This experience is the basis for developing positive relationships in other areas of your life. Each of us wants to connect with family members, friends and co-workers in a meaningful way, leaving us feeling understood and accepted.
(805) 324-6684
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Susan Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Every person has intrinsic value and worth- which is vitally important to remember when exploring one's personal journey. At times we forget and need gentle reminding. Having a skilled clinician to help shine a light on things that need attention or adjustment, sets us up for more of what we really want and need in life. Each person also holds a personal narrative, which contributes in shaping relationships and life choices, as well as contributes to problematic patterns and habits. Seeking support for a more fulfilling life and the restoration of what matters most, is nothing less than heroic. Call for a complimentary intake.
(805) 590-8084
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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
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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Revel Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
-- 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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Susan Soderman Family Counseling, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and families that are feeling stuck, frustrated, and tired of living in the same negative behavioral patterns. I believe that we are all capable of achieving mental wellness.
(805) 865-7216
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Yolanda Yturralde
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, LPCC, KAP
Verified
Verified
I am an enthusiastic Psychotherapist/Clinical Hypnotherapist and NOW offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. I inspire you to work through anxiety issues and become more powerful. I bring creative, supportive counseling and a positive attitude to my private practice. During my sessions I provide: Trauma Treatment, KAP, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, & Attachment work, I tend the Soul Life in all my clients. 24 yrs in practice helping UCSB, SBCC, & Santa Barbara and California clients. My passion is you living your full potential. Give me a call to see if we are a match.
(805) 419-9294
Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Lauren Cullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Alex Goodman
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
Don’t keep waiting for things to change. If you found yourself here, you may be feeling down, confused, or lost. Perhaps things seem to be going from bad to worse or nowhere at all. You have likely been going it alone, but you deserve better. Seeking therapy can be scary, I know, but won’t it be just as challenging to let everything continue? You need some support, and though things may seem like a lot right now, I know how to help you through this.
(805) 491-9207
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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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Dr. John Sherk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Nancy Gunzberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
What if our most challenging difficulties with depressions, anxieties and relationship problems are messages pointing the way to more connection, confidence and aliveness? I work with individuals to transform the avoided places in you to a kinder, wiser relationship with yourself. With over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you have your inner life reflect the outer life you long for, allowing your most genuine self to emerge. Seeing difficulty as an opportunity to rework outdated patterns and unproductive mental habits, one develops a limitless capacity to generate unexpected, imaginative and effective solutions.
(805) 360-5790
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Patricia Calonne
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I see therapy as a powerful process because of the collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. When a person chooses to begin the therapeutic process, they enter into a safe space in which they can begin to free themselves from that which has become constricted or blocked in their life. In this process, I offer companionship, interest, support, and alliance. Your life narrative becomes our focus, with sustained curiosity, attention and empathy. As a client, you then can become more curious, attentive, and empathic towards yourself.
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Litsa Bradford, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you see your own issues, but can't seem to think or "will" yourself into more productive behavior? Perhaps you have a wonderful mate and family, but you are stuck in the same old arguments and frustrations, and you know your family's communication could be better. Maybe you feel angry, or sad, and you just don't know why. Perhaps you are hoping to come to terms with something very unfortunate that has happened to you, either recently or long ago. If you want to feel better about yourself and others, you have come to the right place.
(626) 709-3064
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Fiona Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
Using warmth and empathy, I provide a safe space for you to explore how to strengthen your sense of self and your intimate relationships, enabling you to heal and grow authentically. My approach is supportive and direct with an emphasis on your needs, values, and experiences. I offer compassionate support to individuals and couples facing relationship difficulties, adjusting to challenging life transitions, or hoping to improve mental well-being. My goal is to guide you to understand, accept, and express your emotions by gaining personal insight, improving relationships, and exploring life’s concerns, conflicts, and contradictions.
(805) 590-9128
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Andria Colleen Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Our quality of life is determined by the quality of our relationships. Whatever your goals may be, change is an inside job, and I'm here to be both a witness and a resource in that complex process. I'm a firm believer in establishing the basics of well-being and then slowly building on that core foundation. When we let go of shame and judgments around emotions, we allow space to cultivate more curiosity, compassion, acceptance, resiliency, and joy. When we utilize mistakes as informational gifts we can strengthen and clarify the authentic self.
(805) 257-0746
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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Amber Keating
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Have you attained success in your life, only to find that you feel resentful and burnt out? As a high achiever, it’s confusing to suddenly feel disconnected from the passion that has always driven you. Maybe this dissatisfaction has been slowly growing over the years & you’ve been able to manage it. But now you’re finding it harder to feel interested in your work or relationships. You may also be feeling exhausted & curious why your skills simply aren't working anymore. The habitual stress associated with being a powerful go-getter can also lead to a variety of health problems that medical doctors aren’t skilled at addressing.
(310) 407-7458
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Sierra Boatwright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As the founder of Santa Barbara Ecotherapy, I recognize that "therapy as usual" doesn't work for everyone. Perhaps you've said, "Nature is my therapy." AND, you need something more. Something like real therapy, in nature. Nature therapy. Welcome! You found it. Let's get to work on self-mastery, insight and clarity, self-honoring choices, healthy boundaries infused with compassion, active inner wisdom, and engagement with Wisdom greater than ourselves to get you the life you desire. Yes, you, too, can move through the world well-rooted yet free-flowing, safe in your right to create a thriving, purposeful life.
(805) 301-9824
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Shaina McPhetridge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles.