Gestalt Therapists in Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA

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Diana Sharpe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you seeking to create a more meaningful life for yourself? Are you overwhelmed or struggling? This may be a particularly challenging time in your life, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to heal and grow as a person. I will listen, encourage, guide, and support you in connecting to your own innate wisdom and power. Personally, I'm warm, down-to-earth, and compassionate; skillful in creating safe space, active enough to maintain momentum, and can offer you new perspectives on old problems.
(805) 421-4616
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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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Suzanne E Rapley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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
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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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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Upper State
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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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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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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Jennifer Vogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside a patient in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the flashlight.
(805) 693-4160
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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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ella Danielle Marie Lauser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in building capacity, deepening self-regulation skills and having a healthier relationship to one's self, their stressors and overall wellbeing using Gestalt Therapy primarily with CBT (thoughts create feelings which create behaviors/beliefs) and a humanistic approach.
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
(805) 837-1597
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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William Gale
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
My training includes: Level 3 Attachment Focused EMDR, Hakomi Body/Mind Psychotherapy, Gestalt Play Therapy.
"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
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Christine Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have found art, movement ( gestalt therapy) help expand treatment choices leading to a unique healing.
My practice serves those who want to change negative life patterns and relationships. Also, those who want to reduce anxiety, depression and addictive self-destructive behaviors. My clients and I work to find solutions to create a peaceful satisfying life experience.
(805) 243-3582
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Stephanie Pawlowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Verified
I am also a certified Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents and a Registered Play Therapist.
A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully.
(805) 324-6675
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Gina Wind
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Positive Psychology is a valuable tool for reaching new heights, finding one's goals, and feeling supported during challenging times. A trusted psychologist tries to remind others of their strengths, how to center, maintain self-regulation and feel more solid in oneself. I specialize in supporting women, college-aged individuals, young women and teens. I have always focused on anxiety and depression and find them quite treatable when one is motivated.
(831) 621-5873
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Jennifer Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can be challenging and you deserve a place to explore and to move toward implementing change in a supportive environment. The therapeutic container offers an open and confidential place to sort through whatever is challenging you. You may know what that is – anxiety, depression, confusion, self-worth issues, loneliness, relationship challenges, trauma, life transitions - or you may need a place to figure out what’s holding you back from what you want. The unique connection offered in a therapeutic environment allows for these questions to be asked, for exploration to take place, and for answers to be found.
(805) 360-5244
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Micky DeSilva
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, LPHA
Verified
Verified
Evolution can be messy. Healing and growth are non-linear processes which may feel challenging at times. A holistic approach to healing ensures that we are addressing all facets of the human experience, creating a space to discover our truest and most authentic selves, even when it feels like a hurdle. Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) put it best, “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” I aim to make therapy a safe container where those questions can be explored, either one-on-one in an individual therapy session, or for couples, in a joint session.
(310) 986-3778
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Gestalt Therapists
Gestalt therapy seeks to integrate the client's behaviors, feelings, and thinking, so that their intentions and actions may be aligned for optimal mental health. The therapist will help the client become more self-aware, to live more in the present, and to assume more responsibility for taking care of themself. Techniques of gestalt therapy include confrontation, dream analysis, and role playing.

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